I’m not sure why I’m getting 404 log entries for pages that WordPress serves. The material that mentions this online this seems confused. If anyone has any suggestions, I have ears enough.
I think I have all my redirects, other than managing a 401 document, which Phil suggested. That’s what’s causing the conflict between WordPress’ htaccess that ate the world and authenticated subdirectories.
I have too many categories, and need to merge these, and also provide redirects when I do. That’s the number one reason NOT to use categories in permalinks. Oh well, life needs challenges.
What I also need to do is create 410 gone entries in my .htaccess file for the permanently removed resources. Until finished, and until I recover from my merge, people will have to suffer through my 404 page.