en WordPress.com Forums › Support Unusual Permalink on a category Author Posts June 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm #632987 dlagerMember Hi. When I click “health” on my drop down category widget the page that loads is: http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=337. When clicking “Health” on the navagator the proper page loads http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/health/ How can I correct the “Health” category on my drop down menu? And how can make sure I don’t have duplicate information on different pages? (I don’t if categories are newly generated each time someone clicks on a link) Thanks, Dlager http://echopen.wordpress.com/ The blog I need help with is echopen.wordpress.com. June 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm #633167 dlagerMember Now that I get a chance to look I have duplicate pages for categories: http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=337 http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/meditation/ http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=3379 http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/zen/ http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=5004 http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/mental-health/ http://echopen.wordpress.com/?cat=8668 http://echopen.wordpress.com/category/emotions/ and I do get hits on named category pages that come from search engines. I shall use the contact page, but I am unsure if I have to anything with Webmaster tools. June 24, 2011 at 1:52 am #633329 dlagerMember After sending a support e-mail, the happiness engineer looked into it: “The URL ending in ?cat=## will only happen with parent categories when the [category] widget is set to a dropdown.” And he said he let the developers know about the bug. June 24, 2011 at 2:15 am #633330 timethiefMember Bookmarking! Author Posts The topic ‘Unusual Permalink on a category’ is closed to new replies.