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404 error r/t Permalink change (2 posts)

  1. kristeng
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with building websites...so please be gentle with me. We had a friend actually build the site using wordpress. I have messed around a bit, and since the site was not populating on search engines, I downloaded the Yoast SEO plugin. I followed his recommendation to change the permalink structure from the ?postid to /category/post-name/. I pressed save, then moved on to deleting the www. on the URL and pressed save (I have read that I should not have done this). Now I cannot even pull up the main site. I just get a 404 error. I cannot even access the permalink tab to change it back to the default settings. Anyone have any recommendations? I don't have immediate access to the FTP. Is there a way to discover the category and post name? Please feel free to degrade me in your replies...but also use simple computer language if possible. Thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Change the urls back. See Changing_The_Site_URL for details of how to do this.

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