This happened to me twice recently on two different blogs I was working on this week: I don’t know when, why, or how this started happening, but when I clicked on any of the navigational links in my header menu, nothing would happen. I couldn’t get to any posts or categories, I just kept getting the home page. The URL would say the correct post address, yet all I saw was the home page. Very frustrating! What happened? How do I fix it?
After scratching my head for a quick minute, Alien Tom reminded me to try something. I was pleased that my first troubleshooting attempt worked!
Here’s what I did:
- In the WordPress Admin panel, Navigate to the settings menu, and select “Permalinks”.
- Change the permalinks structure twice. Once to a different setting (click save), then the second time back to the setting it was supposed to be on (click save). Voila! My navigation links worked again! Yay!
I hope that this helps someone else out there that may be banging their head over this one! 😀