Permalink Bug with Widgets
|Reported by:||hgurol||Owned by:||sudar|
Its a very fresh installation of 2.2.1(problem was also there in 2.2) with NO plugins and with the default theme, running on w2k3(iis6), mySql 4.1 and php 5.0.4.
1- Right after the fresh installation, I goto Options/Permalinks and set a custom one as "/index.php/%postname%/"
2- I goto Themes and Widgets admin page and choose some modules to be displayed. Doesnt matter what ever modules I choose, I tried many different combinations.
3- Permalinks works on the user interface.
4- I make a blog post. Still permalinks works on the user interface.
5- I make a page post. The permalinks for the pages doesnt work. Any page link returns "Sorry, no posts matched your criteria" error.
6- I go back to Options/Permalinks admin page and try to change the permalink style to something else. Anything, for example the pre-defined "/index.php/archives/123" style. It asks me for a confirmation that if I really want to change my permalinks style. Weird, it doesnt asks me for a confirmation every time but whenever Im asked for a confirmation, I have a permalink problem. The times that it does not ask for a confirmation, I do not have a permalink problem.
7- Anyway, what ever style I choose to change my permalink style after the problem, it only sets to the default "/?p=123" style.
8- When the permalinks changed to default "/?p=123" my pages are there and the links working proper. Changing the permalinks to something else does not work even though it says it has been changed successfully. Im locked with the default permalink style but it least the pages are working.
9- Starting over. Fresh installation again. Thinking the custom permalink style was causing the problem. This time Im gonna try one of the pre-defined permalink styles.
10- I choose pre-defined "/index.php/archives/123" permalinks this time.
11- Repeating steps 4 and 5(first a blog post then a page post).
12- The page links always loads the homepage. No error message but my page links are still not working, they just keep loading the homepage.
13- Can not think of a relation with the browser but still want to test with latest Firefox. Ohh, by the way Im 'happily' using IE7, so Matt should sleep well.
14- Firefox results are the same.
15- Starting over, this time on step 2 Im choosing some modules on the widgets page. I do apply the changes. But without doing anything else, I remove all the modules, so it turns back to its default state. I do apply the changes. Widgets should be disabled now.
16- Going thru the other steps now and the problem is still there !!
17- Starting over with fresh again. Im not touching on anything that has a reference to 'widgets'. I can not produce the problem.
I actually did more tests but the bottom line is; whenever I use widgets, sooner or later, I trigger something and my custom permalinks do not work for pages. I could not manage to produce the permalink problem when I do not use widgets.
I can provide more tests and/or information if needed.