How to Fix WordPress Posts Returning 404 Error

The most common error people face in WordPress is 404 issue on Posts and if you are a newbie to WordPress you might have faced this error many times when you tweaked some wrong settings. Let’s learn How to Fix WordPress Posts Returning 404 Error in this article.

Most of the times 404 issues are soft errors on a single post or on all the posts and users will be able to access the admin area of WordPress. There might be few reasons behind this error and the most common issue is .htaccess file might have been corrupted or got deleted. Troubleshooting and Fixing the 404 page not found error in WordPress is pretty simple and straight forward.

Also, Read How to Fix the Internal Server Error in WordPress

How to Fix WordPress Posts Returning 404 Error

Fix the Permalinks Settings: Login to WordPress Admin Dashboard and navigate to  Settings » Permalinks, and simply click on Save Changes button. This will update the permalink settings and rewrite the .htaccess rules. In most of the case doing the above change will resolve the issue. However, if you are still not able to resolve the 404 not found error you might have to manually add the rules in the .htaccess file.

Fix .htaccess file manually: Login to your FTP account and navigate to the root folder of the WordPress installation. Locate the .htaccess file and manually replace all the code with below code. Many times .htaccess file will not have proper permission, in that case, set the permission to 666 and once the editing is completed revert the permission back to 660.


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