We NEED support for Pretty Permalinks
No user would dispute we need to solve the permalink issue. If you do not know, you MUST use the default permalink settings or your products will 404. User's like me also run a blog on their site and need custom permalinks for SEO and to make it easier on users to remember certain URLS (like "/blog")
Take a look here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-woocommerce-woocommerce-pretty-permalinks?replies=4#post-2596043
WooCommerce fully supports pretty permalinks.
When turning on "Force secure checkout” in woo commerce, my account page, edit my address, view order, change password, lost password does not work. I get a 404 error. I am using 'The Retailer - Retina Responsive WooCommerce Theme' but have seen posts on the web that other people are having the same problem.
Thomas Mourão commented
My permalinks suddently stopped working, showing 404 errors in the cart/checkout/my account pages. It only works in default ugly permalinks.
About that workaround "Woocommerce - Settings > Pages Tab > Permalinks [...]" my woocommerce settings page doesn't have that checkbox, it only let me assign pages.
We need a solution!
Doris Pelger commented
it does not work.
The setup is not stable.
It cuts off the url - if you sett it up to show:
the url changes to : dresses/red-striped-cotton-dress when viewing the product. It simply looses the kids-store and main category
Really bad !!!
Can we have a definitive answer on this matter... it's been 3 days I'm searching for answer with no clear solutions... while this issue is not new, I am wondering what's the latest news on this.
The idea is that wordpress uses globaly declared name for post so it's not possible to have domain.com/topic1/news AND domain.com/topic2/news... as news is the post name, it will break a 404 because news is never a "child" of any "topic". So for many of us who wonder why Woocommerce gives 404 on most setup other than default then this is why.
what would work is domain.com/topic1/news AND domain.com/topic2/news-2 (or other unique slug)
Now the real annoying thing is in the logic of a shop based Wordpress installation. I believe URL design is important for the end user experience. While I understand the limitation described above, how would one achieve the following results.
domain.com/category/product without breaking 404.
Now, the only way I have found to setup woocommerce without having the dooming 404 is this way.
while I understand this is suitable I think it's a pain for the end user.
because the link to the product will NEVER reflect it's belonging category with the actual logic of Wordpress pretty link routing.
So reading that WooCommerce FULLY supports permalinks is an overstatement... it does support it the way Wordpress is setup but it surely does not support the shop > category > sub-category > product structure that makes more sense to the end user, and for me that is a big concern that I can't seem to find any new development on.
Now what is the solution, if any, to implement the desired structure decribed above.
I would love to get some meat around that bone :)
WooCommerce fully BREAKS pretty permalinks.
April Sadowski commented
I for one am NOT having any issues. In my Pages tab I ONLY have "prepend product permalinks with product category" checked (last checkbox) and then in Settings > Permalinks I have Post name checked.
Alexandra Farmer commented
It worked for me:
01. Wordpress Permalink Settings - custom structure > /%postname%/
02. Woocommerce - Settings > Pages Tab > Permalinks > Product base page > Prepend product permalinks with product category *CHECKED*
WooCommerce should check that box by default no?
I am getting 404 error.
Products show in Category, as soon as I add a sub category and insert products there... 404 error.
This is a problem, what is the fix?
Hello, did Woocommerce get back with you regarding the Permalink fix? I am not able to find any solution whatsoever.. and the "admins" message above is so rude.. he should have explained how we could make it work and then decline this..
Just upgraded woocommerce and it totally threw out all products as 404 errors. Had to change permalink settings to get them back......
Wordpress Permalink Settings - custom structure > /%category%/
Woocommerce - Settings > Pages Tab > Permalinks > Product base page > Prepend product permalinks with product category *TICKED*
I added the modual provided by Wordpress to my .htaccess file. It makes no sense.
The blog and posts show up fine. When you look at products at the shop they 404. and if you go to edit the products, and click "view" it will link you straight to the 404
Alright well, I as well as everyone else in that thread is having a serious issue with them, would you be able to tell us what we are doing wrong?