Can anyone please give me some light in doing a permalink redirection/migration in WordPress 2.5? I have been testing dean’s permalink migration plugin earlier on this blog and although the old url address does redirect to the new url, wordpress was showing me 404 error pages.
If anyone knows a way to do this or have any successful experience in WordPress 2.5, feel free to pass on the knowledge. Thanks.
Have you updated your .htaccess? Usually what I do after I set the redirect is to go to permalinks and hit the “update permalinks”
It’s not a WordPress problem. It’s just that you got to remember to update where you’re pointing the new permalinks to.
Thanks for the comment.
I did followed thorugh the instructions from the author’s site.
I will give it a try again, just to be sure.
Now “update permalinks” It’s “save changes”. Same thing anyway.
miles jameson says
if anyone has found a solution to this, i’m also having the same problem. i’m on WP 2.5, and tried installing dean’s premalink plug in to change my URLs from /%permalink%/ to /%category&/%permalink%/ (i’m doing this so i can track adsense by category) – but all my pages at /%category&/%permalink%/ now just return 404s.
Same case here and yes I do have a solution for that.
Use /%category&/%permalink%/%post_id%/ instead
Read somewhere in wordpress codex that it’s always good to have some numbers in your permalink structure.
You had that problem migrating your permalink due to the fact that your old permalink structure (/%permalink%/) doesn’t have any numbers in it.
Let me know if that works out for you.