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  1. Why is all my posts got a 404 error...arge...after almost two years at I can't find any posts without that error. Not only the posts but the images too if there are errors on your behalf and they cannot be retrieved.

    I cannot post anything new as I can't trust it to appear and so willl move my blog elsewhere.

    I am horrified that this could happen to me. It can't be because I upgraded as we are not allowed. I did remove a couple of postings but then had a change of heart and re-posted so its not that and anyway we are talking only a couple of them not everyone like now.


  2. We are working on this right this minute - it's our fault and we are fixing it.
    Sorry for the annoyance.

  3. Is this problem why all of my categories are gettin 404 error?

  4. Heck, my problems are also same:

    From last 2 days ( today is 3rd day ) I am facing strange and unusual problems with my blog at wordpress (see down, in my signatures). I have experienced these 3 different kinds of problems:

    1.) I can open my blog but when i try to edit it, it freezes my web-browser, the Firefox.

    2.) In morning, I went to a cyber-cafe and found I can not open my blog there. Then i went in evening and i found sometimes i can see my blog, sometimes I can not open. sometimes I can login into wordpress and sometimes I can not :(

    3.) I went to another cyber-cafe and found showing an unusual home-page and FAQs page does not exist, . After 3 min, The FAQs page comes to exist on internet but with strange web-page interface

    I found more problems here:


  5. Me too.
    Categories and Tag Cloud going to error 404 WordPressTigers..

    You are totally in the wrong place.
    Do not pass GO; do not collect $200.
    Instead, hit that "back" button on your browser, and get it right next time, eh?

    :) eh :)

  6. Don't post any more posts till its made right,

    What does seem to work (temp as we want/need this correcting asap) is click on your calender where its been a post made this will bring up all posts for that day, along with any images.

    Best I can offer at the moment. I hope support is working in the background on this aweful problem.

  7. when I open my post from catagories , I see - 'Error 404 - Not Found'
    what is this? I am from february 2007 on this blog , but I have never seen this error before. what is the problem now? pl. help me.

  8. @pasand and any others who post to this thread

    Please, please take note of the post in yellow above. Mark is our Support Maven. He clearly states:

    We are working on this right this minute - it's our fault and we are fixing it. Sorry for the annoyance.

    What's required is patience while staff sorts this. :)

  9. OK thanks for reply.

  10. You're welcome. I' know it's frustrating but staff are on the job and doing the best work they can do as fast as they can it to correct this. :)

  11. Timetheif -member,

    If people don't post of the problem then support won't know how big the problem is will they?

    I don't come to support so often because I see you jumping on people's posts. Surely its up to support or a moderator to say who can say what, when.

    Look at it this way they must have had no idea that we had problems before I posted today, unless we let them know then they can't make it right..right?

  12. I'm not at all suggesting people shouldn't post their problems here. Quite the opposite. You see pasand said:

    pl. help me

    I wanted him or her to note he or she was not alone, staff were on the job and there was a need for patience. That's all. :)

  13. Mark,

    Many thanks all seems to be working now.

    Hip hooray..lololol

  14. Glad everybody's having problems and it's not just me...well, I'm not know what I mean.

    Sometimes pictures come up and sometimes they don't. My blog won't even come up. Sometimes I can get into my dashboard and sometimes nothing happens but a blank screen.

  15. Thanks for your post dork,

    Your problem is different but just as important so thanks for posting about it.

    Keep checking your blog because Mark is on to these new errors.

  16. nickeoaddiction

    uhm hello, it still doesn't seem to be working for me. I'm still getting the errors =]

  17. I got an email from support. They are "really sorry, we are fixing it"

    though not fixed yet :-(

  18. My Blog:
    Thank you for resolving my problems whith catogories and numbers yesterday. :)

    I keep getting 404-errors on some of my postings. Those postings have in common that I have used the norwegian letter æ in the headline, but not all posts with this letter in the head get a 404 error.
    Eksample: This test-post I made today:Æ-test-æ/
    and this old post:ær-og-frukt-fra-hagen-min/ which is the first post you see when you open catogory:
    Thank you for your help!

  19. My blog:
    Thank you for changing the url on my test-post. FromÆ-test-æ/ to

    I fixed the other posts om my blog with 404-error myself by: 1, copying, 2, deleting and 3, posting the posts as new posts whithout the letter "æ" in the heading. After the url was made (= after publishing the post) I changed the heading to what I want it to be.

  20. Maybe there is an answer here I can use. Only I know nothing about changing an url?

  21. I did not change the url; I deletet the post and posted it again as a new post. The url is made from the text in the heading when you publish the post.

  22. How did you identify the posts that had 404s? How far did you go back to check?

  23. you can change the post or page slug

  24. I have a similar problem on my blog. I've just created pages and wanted to add subpages which was working out fine at first. One link is working the other one comes up with an 404 error when I click on the link now. What can I do? I've edited this non-working subpage a few times, marked it as draft before I published it again. For three minutes the link was working now it's all back to front again.

  25. I know to little about the slug function. That is the high tech way, I guess but the more manual one is more advisable for an amateur like me. :-D)))

  26. iasmindecordoba

    @ellissay, you're not alone. Our local gaming group has the same problem with their blog. Any new pages we create appear as a tab but when the tab is clicked on, the 404 error appears. The page is listed in the manage>pages list, but the only way to actually view it is to make sure it's saved as a draft, which makes it inaccessible to readers. Hardly optimal. I hope WordPress fixes this problem soon. It's been going on for a week.

  27. I figured out what caused the problem in my blog! If you add a slug to your post/page before you actually save and publish it it causes the 404 error. Apparently wordpress doesn't like it if you change the slug before the programm itself had a chance to write its own one first. If you change your slug afterwards the error doesn't occur. I've tested this three times and it now works for me. Everytime I changed the slug before I saved a page the error occured - especially if the slug you use is the same one the programme would generate as well. In my case my slug was "botanics" and WordPress used the same one as the topic was "botanics". So both actually did collidate.
    I've copied the code from the old page, started a new page and published that instead. So my problem is solved so far. Hope I could help though with my chaotic explanation. ;-)

  28. iasmindecordoba

    Whish the plug fix worked for me, but alas, no. our blog will likely have to wait until staffers are back after the weekend.

  29. A slug? I had never heard this word before and started to look in FAQ: I found this:
    My problem was the norwegian letter "æ" in the heading = in the slug = in the url, and I got the 404-error.
    Now I know what a slug is. It's a good thing to learn something new :)

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