I'm working in EE3 and have just come up against a problem that I've never experienced before and I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have created a page with the URL /destination-reports. When I go to the page on the front end I get a Not Found 404 error. However when I remove the word destination and the URL becomes /reports, the page loads fine as expected. Could 'destination' be a specialist term that triggers an error?

Any ideas on why it would it be doing this? It's left me a tad confused


  • just out of curiosity, does using an underbar instead of a hyphen work?
    – pixldev
    Jun 12, 2017 at 23:57
  • I have just tried and had the same outcome. I've never had this happen before so I don't know where to start. What could be so special about 'destination'
    – Adam
    Jun 12, 2017 at 23:59
  • Ok. Sorry, I was just wondering if the problem is related to .htaccess setup. Also, are you using template routes?
    – pixldev
    Jun 13, 2017 at 0:04
  • No template routes are currently in place. I did think htacess at first but then thought not. I was thinking 'Destination' could be a trigger word of some kind
    – Adam
    Jun 13, 2017 at 0:10
  • Doesn't appear to be a reserved word according to the latest documentation docs.expressionengine.com/latest/general/reserved_words.html
    – Adam
    Jun 13, 2017 at 0:19

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Finally resolved this. On a whim I decided to try the URL /en and that had the same effect too so that meant it had to be language related, with the original problem being with 'de'.

In my htaccess, which is where I started in the first place, I found a reference to a multi-lingual snippet, which included en|fr|es and wouldn't you know it....de. Removing the 'de' sorted the issue straight away.

Mild stupidity on my part as it was right under my nose but I hope that this may help someone in the future.

  • glad you found the issue. Thank you for posting the resolution.
    – pixldev
    Jun 14, 2017 at 0:01

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