Hi Dude and Jason and other Admins,
I know there has been several threads in the past few weeks/months on this. I've checked all of them and tried differen things. I really do believe now that this might be a bug in code of portfolio.php but I am not a coder nor do I have experience. I'd love some help. Here's what I have so far. This is in sequential format:
+I renamed the "portfolio" category/page into "cases"
+everything seemed ok until i changed the permalink structure under "settings" to /%category%/%postname%/ -->before I did this of course, the title of the re-named page was cases, but the url said "portfolio"
+After the permalink structure change, I received "404 not found" errors only under the portfolio "item" links and nowhere else. the top level url had changed into mysite.com/cases for the "portfolio" section and that part worked correctly. Like I said though the "items" under the "portfolio" section gave me the 404 error.
Note:so this means that http://mysite/cases/information-technology/ works. The problem is that when i click on any link under that post it doesnt work. but i also noticed that the url was very different and that it did not follow my permalink structure. Here's an example of what the 404 url looked like http://mysite.com/category/portfolio/information-technology/.
i.e. "category/portfolio" replaced "cases/" in the url
this is a programming bug probably in the portfolio.php file.
+reloading permalink structure to several things, the only one which allows everything to work accurately is the defaul choice on the setting page.
+i checked htaccess and rewrote it based on the recommendations of on of the threads here
+i changed the portfolio file in the "portfolio" category section based on another thread from here and nothing happened. I changed it back
+ I also removed the word category from the portfolio.php (which no one had mentioned) from this code
$slugRule = get_option('category_base');
if($slugRule == "") $slugRule = 'category';
and it got rid of the word "category" from the url, but i changed it back. I want the naming to be based on /%category%/%postname%/ it doesnt serve me to remove random words from a fixed url
Please help. This is a very annoying problem and it has NOTHING to do with the server, the host or the user. This is a code error or flawed design. I'd love for my permalink structure to work.
I'd be ready to provide an Admin user name for your to investigate. Until I get a reply I will set the permalink structure to the suggested default.