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404 error when updating permalinks (6 posts)

  1. llawless
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've just installed wordpress and upgraded to 3.05. I tried to update the permalinks and it returns a 404 error.

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting and deleting/renaming your WordPress .htaccess file. If that works, then try reading Using_Permalinks before setting a custom permalink structure again.
    Documentation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  3. llawless
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply but there is nothing to reset in the permalinks. This was a new site and the permalinks were all set at default values. I just could never change any of them.

    I thought it might be a permissions problem but i've opened up the permissions on the .htaccess file and still no luck.

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    have you followed instructions of the link I listed above?

  5. freeandeasyblog
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Definitely try using the default .htaccess file for wordpress:

    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    There are some other things you can try as well:
    http://www.freeandeasyblog.com/fixing-404-500-errors-in-wordpress/

  6. dragonc
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There's a bug in the new version. Have a look through the troubleshooting forum for some fix ideas.

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