How to Reset the WordPress Permalinks (Fix 404 Errors)


Step 1. Log into the WordPress Administrator Dashboard

Step 2. Click on ‘Settings‘ then ‘Permalinks

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Take note of your current settings. In our Example we are using the ‘Post Name’ option. The options you can choose from are below:

          • Plain

          • Day and Name

          • Month and Name

          • Numeric

          • Post Name

          • Custom Structure

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Step 3. Select a different option (any option) then click ‘Save Changes‘ at the bottom of the page

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WordPress Save Changes

Step 4. Once the page reloads, select the option you had previously (before making any changes) then click ‘Save‘ again.

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WordPress Save Changes

That’s it! You’ve reset permalinks and WordPress should have regenerated your links for you. This should have resolved any 404 Errors you were receiving as a result of the permalink settings.

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