We have a wordpress website which uses the custom permalinks plugin. When I access a non-existent page on the site such as http://www.xyz.com/abcd, I get the 404 page. However, if I have a “?” (question mark) in the url as in http://www.xyz.com/?abcd, it gets redirected to the home page instead of showing me the 404 page. Could anyone please tell me if there is some way to prevent the redirection to home page, when the url contains “?” and the page is not found on the server?
What is the actual URL of your website so we can see your code please.
You are using SEO Ultimate – look inside there for 404 redirects. If they have settings for that, then create a redirect for it. I know a log of people are using the Yoast SEO plugin and there are redirect settings in there.
Thank you. I tried disabling the SEO Ultimate plugin to see if that was causing the issue. The non-existent url with “?’ in it still redirected to the home page even when the SEO Ultimate plugin was disabled.
You misread what I wrote. I didn’t say to disable the plugin, I said to check the plugin to see if there is a 404 Redirect function in there that you can set. Yoast has redirects built into it.
I did a search for you on Google – read some of these – http://goo.gl/SCt6Fy
Thank you. I checked the available settings / functions in SEO Ultimate and there was no 404 redirection available.
I’m just checking the other plugins in the site to see if any of them have some function which redirects to home page.
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