Today I am here to talk about a Yoast WordPress SEO: Permalinks issue that came up after the latest release. I know many of you use this plugin so I wanted to bring it to your attention too.
I use categories like crazy. I auto-build my menu system off of them! So today Diayll (who rocks y’all go check out her site) let me know that some of my category links were not working. Turns out about half of them scattered throughout my menu system were giving “404 not found”. That was concerning and I paniced a bit. However thanks to the super powers of google I found a fix that was a simple one so I decided to pass it on to y’all.
(NOTE: I do not claim to know how this will affect your SEO.)
First: You will need to be signed into your wordpress dashboard and navigate to your SEO Settings.
Second: In the WordPress SEO: Permalinks section check to see if the first two settings are checked. If they are they need to be unchecked. I am not sure if this is a default setting since mine were checked but it also could be something I did once upon a time that “broke” with this release. Either way, the second that I unchecked Strip the Category and Enforce a Trailing Slash the categories went back to working.
I am pretty sure that this broke because of my both my wordpress and SEO at the same time.
On a personal note: I am going to have to start checking my upgraded plugins more carefully especially after a wordpress upgrade.
Hopefully this will save some of you some googling time!
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