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permalinks wont work

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm


January 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm

If I enable permalinks then all my* urls break. All the other permalinks for the site work just fine, but any that contain /events/ will break. I’ve tried all the normal wp permalink troubleshooting.

With permalinks disabled everything on the site works fine.

WP 3.5, latest EE installed. I have “Custom Post Type Permalinks” plugin installed, but it doesnt make any difference if it’s enabled or disabled.



January 8, 2013 at 12:48 am


What permalink structure are you using? Do you have an example of a permalink that is broken?

Event Espresso should work just fine with any of the default permalink settings (though “pretty” permalinks are preferred) but if some add on / theme change the permalinks in some way it can cause problems


January 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Anything other than the default will cause this behavior. With or without the other plugin installed, makes no difference. Only thing affected are the /events/ urls. Everything else is great.


January 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Do you have an example of a permalink that is broken? Or a link to the site in question?


January 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

sure. email me and I’ll give you links. Thanks.


  • Support Staff

January 9, 2013 at 8:58 pm


Do you have the Event Espresso custom post type feature enabled? If so, can you try disabling that feature in Event Espresso>Template settings?

The custom post type feature uses the slug ‘events’, so that would break things if there’s already a page with the same slug.


January 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

  • I use only pages, no posts.
  • is my normal url structure.
  • I have a main EVENTS page
  • I have pages for each event with event info and images The pages use the EVENTS page as a parent.
  • Each event page has links into the EE registration pages.
  • Permalinks are enabled
  • Plugin Custom Post Types is installed and enabled (disabling / removing has no effect on the exhibited behavior).
  • All permalink pages on site work EXCEPT for links that contain /events/ in the url.
  • If I change the permalink name of my main EVENTS page -> it will work. Something is creating a conflict with the /events/ piece of the url.
  • I suspect that you’ve added something into your EE module that is creating a conflict with the permalinks the pages of my site are using. When I installed about a year ago your module did not support any permalinks of its own.



  • Support Staff

January 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

The custom post type feature set in Event Espresso>Template settings can conflict if there is a page with the slug of ‘events’.

Can you go to and verify that the “Use the custom post types feature” is set to No?

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