WordPress 3.1 vs 3.0 vs. 3.1.1 and “archives” URL’s

Updated on Apr 07, 2011 @ 02:54:

If you made the change below for 3.1RC-3.1 and/or used manually created tag/category links in 3.1RC-3.1 and just upgraded to 3.1.1, you may find that the links are broken. The reason is that in 3.1.1 the tag and category links returned to the 3.0 style with the word “archives” in the URL.

To make it work you can change .htaccess to the following:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase / #or where your blog root is

#RewriteRule archives/category/(.*) category/$1 [L,R=301]
#RewriteRule archives/tag/(.*) tag/$1 [L,R=301]
RewriteRule ^category/(.*) archives/category/$1 [L,R=301]
RewriteRule ^tag/(.*) archives/tag/$1 [L,R=301]

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 @ 00:22:

In WordPress 3.1 the link structure have been changed

from (< =3.0.x):

wp/archives/category and wp/archives/tag
to (>= 3.1.x)
wp/category and wp/tag

If you have existing “hard” links to tags or categories, add the following lines (in red) to .htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule archives/category(.*)$ category$1 [L,R=301]
RewriteRule archives/tag(.*)$ tag$1 [L,R=301]

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