WordPress is a powerful content management system. A minor change can sometimes render your website inaccessible. Finding a solution to any WordPress problem, on the other hand, is extremely simple. We’ve previously discussed some of the most common issues that WordPress users face. WordPress posts returning a 404 Error is another common issue that most WordPress users face at some point. We’ll show you how to fix WordPress posts that return 404 errors in this article.

In this scenario, a user can usually access their WordPress admin area and their blog’s main page, but when they try to access a single post, they get a 404 Not Found error. First and foremost, don’t be alarmed; most of the time, your posts are still there and completely safe. This usually occurs when your.htaccess file is deleted or something goes wrong with the rewrite rules. What you need to do is correct your permalink settings.

Navigate to Settings » Permalinks and click the Save Changes button.

This will flush rewrite rules and update your permalink settings. This solution usually resolves the WordPress posts 404 error. If it does not work for you, you will most likely need to manually update your.htaccess file.

Log in to your server via FTP and change the.htaccess file, which is located in the same folder as /wp-content/ and /wp-includes/. The simplest solution is to temporarily make the file writeable by setting the permissions to 666. Then, repeat the first solution. Don’t forget to reset the permissions to 660. You can also manually enter the following code in your.htaccess file:

  • # BEGIN WordPress
  • <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  • RewriteEngine On
  • RewriteBase /
  • RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
  • RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
  • RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
  • RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
  • </IfModule>
  • # END WordPress

Correction for Local Servers

Designers and developers frequently install WordPress on their computers and test it on a local server. If you want to use pretty permalinks, you must enable the rewrite module in your MAMP, WAMP, or XXAMP’s Apache configuration.

We hope this article was useful in resolving the posts returning 404 error in WordPress. Did you find this solution to your problem? Do you have a different solution that worked well for you? Please drop your opinions in the comment section below. We want to make this article a comprehensive resource for users who encounter this problem.

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