WordPress 3.1 has some cool new features and is definitely worth upgrading sooner than later. But this article is not about the great new features. This article is about a common issue that is popping up with the WordPress 3.1 upgrade. How do I know this? Because I dealt with solving this problem the last few days. So what’s the problem? After your update it’s possible your permalinks will not work and your categories for blogs will take you to a 401 error page. It’s a frustrating problem but after some research and testing I have 3 solutions for you to try. 1. Click on the permalinks item under settings menu. Check the settings to ensure they have not been changed and click on save. This seems to be a common solution to the permalink problem. When you save you reset the permalinks settings on your website. If that does not solve your problem try solution #2. 2. Go to your plugins menu and look for the Simple Tags plugin and/or the Advanced Permalinks plugins. If you have these plugins and they are activated try deactivating them and test your website. Both of these plugins have been identified as problem plugins for WordPress 3.1. 3. If neither of the above solutions work I have one more tip. Deactivate all your plugins and see if the problem is solved. If the permalink problem goes away when all plugins are deactivated than you simply reactivate each plugin one at a time and teat your website to find the plugin that is causing the problem. Please share in the comment section any other problem plugins you find so we can create a list for reference. If these solutions do not solve the WordPress 3.1 update permalink and category problem than I suggest you ask an expert for help or look to an online forum.
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