I moved from static PHP files to Drupal recently and decided to maintain these top level directories by creating a corresponding top level in my taxonomy.
I used pathauto to create aliases to the correct taxonomy terms for instance, news should point to .../taxonomy/term/2.
But for some reason my top level directories return 404 errors. The old index.php's have been removed. I tried erasing and re-creating the aliases but this doesn't help.
Previously, I used .htaccess to just point requests for /media and /news to the appropriate taxonomy term, but I know this is not the right way to do it.
Why are some of my aliases just not working? All of the sub categories seem to work and I can def. get to the aliased node's no problem.
Any ideas much appreciated.