WordPress permalinks are broken after upgrading to v2.6

The latest realease of WordPress (v2.6) has a rather odd bug that is not only annoying but a massive show stopper. I came across the bug myself when I recently upgraded the blog last month and it’s popping up all over the place so I though a quick post would help…

In essence, the problem lies with how the permalinks are rendered by the WordPress code. After upgrading to 2.6 your permalinks may simply go to a built in 404 page. The problem is within the rewrite rules to produce sexy links and the fix is very quick and simple.

Log in to your WordPress admin section and then go to:

Settings > Permalinks

Scroll down and at the bottom under the optional section simply add /category in the category field and /tag in the tag field.

Click save and your permalinks should then start working again with no change to the actual structure of the URL itself.

And that’s it. Next week, how to save the planet from global warming and also a 10 second guide to becoming irresistible to women…