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Last updated by srdjan 1 year, 2 months ago.

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March 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm


When trying to access hidden link or hidden link it results in an infinite redirect loop.

But hidden link and hidden link and all other links works!

What I already did:
Wordpress and WPML are updated to the latest version.
When I disable WPML, it works.
When I disable all other Plugins, it doesn´t work.
Settings -> Permalinks and re-save the permalinks
When switching to another theme, I get a site not found-message, because the other theme doesn´t know my custom post types.

March 8, 2019 at 9:44 am #3290660


Hello heliA,
I agree infinite loop should not occur in any case (we're checking that).
'2018' is 'event_year' taxonomy term and treated as string by WPML.
Thus it's correctly found on '2018-en' since original string is translated.

If you want to access 'en/eventyear/2018/' for now,
can you please consider declaring 'event_year' taxonomy as 'Not translatable'?

March 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm #3293108


I want to access the english version /en/eventyear/2018-en/ and the german version /eventyear/2018/ - but the german version leads to the redirect loop.

March 8, 2019 at 9:28 pm #3295604


Hello heliA,
I can confirm there is an issue with date-like slugs.

It's reported to our dev team and we're working on it. I will update here about progress.
Thank you for your patience.

March 16, 2019 at 11:30 am #3360029


Hi srdjan,

The problem is still existing. Any progress on your side?
Can I make a workaround by changing the slugs from "2018" to something like "y2018"?

March 18, 2019 at 8:48 am #3366877


Hi HeliA,
our dev team added this ticket to their queue
and it's still waiting to be processed.

Yes, on my tests only slugs that are date-like caused infinite loop.
Other slugs worked fine, and I think 'y2018' or any other unambiguous string will work.
Please let me know if changing slugs worked for you.

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