Mostly Marketing by Theresa B. Clarke

Sharing my love of marketing. Helping marketing students, marketing practitioners, & marketing professors connect with one another. Passionate about nurturing new marketing talent. Enjoys sharing novel ideas about a wide variety of topics…but mostly marketing.

Fixing the WordPress ‘404 Page Not Found’ Error

Sometimes you may get a 404 Page Not Found Error and will be unable to access the direct link to one of your blog posts.  This could be caused by any number of reasons.  First, ensure that your page is Published and Public.  If that doesn’t solve the problem, try the following steps:

  • Click Permalinks in the left main navigational bar of WordPress.
  • In your Permalink settings, change it back to default.  Click save.
  • Click the Custom Structure button.  Copy/paste  /%postname% in the Custom Structure area. Click save.

As a final note, make sure all of your plug-ins are updated.   Sometimes you can deactivate a plug-in and then try reactivating it again when you encounter problems on your blog.  Also keep in mind that you must be logged out of WordPress to detect the 404 Not Found Error.

If you know of any more fixes to the 404 Not Found Error in WordPress, please leave a comment below.  Thanks.

7 Responses to Fixing the WordPress ‘404 Page Not Found’ Error

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  2. Kyle says:

    Theresa thanks, It works on my blog.

  3. Wendy says:

    This worked for me too!! Thank you Jesus. Thank you.

  4. Jay says:

    Thank God i found your post. My problem has been fixed!

  5. Hebbar says:

    Thank you, this post really helped me.

  6. Karissa says:

    Thank you so much!! This worked and you’ve really helped me out.

  7. ashvin says:

    thank you so much!!

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