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How to fix problems with WordPress taxonomy permalinks

The Problem

You are attempting to use WordPress taxonomies to create custom permalinks, and all you get are 404 errors.

To clarify, I was trying to use the taxonomies purely to maniplate custom page types and their permalinks, to create something like where SummerCrops is my custom taxonomy, and Tomatos is a page name

The Cause

WordPress is finicky about permalink syntax, specifically the difference between /%PostName%/ and /%PageName%/ – so for example a custom permalink structure of /%content%/%postname%/ would not work ,whereas  /%content%/%pagename%/ will.  Practically all online documentation refers to posts, not pages.

The Solution

Just use the custom permalink of /%content%/%pagename%/ and everything will be perfect.


Written By Steve French


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