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    All pages on my site, aside from the homepage, are giving me 404 errors. The pages definitely exist and the permalink structure is correct.

    The site is

    I’ve been troubleshooting this issue quite a bit and have tried creating an .htaccess file with:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    I’ve changed the file permissions on directories to 755 and files to 644. I have a sneaking suspicion that someone else that was working on the site may have been manipulating the file permissions.

    There’s nothing unusual in the apache error logs.

    The pages were loading just fine yesterday and I’ve done nothing to the site since.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Check with your hosts that mod_rewrite is running on your server.

    Can you try once saving permalink structure again to default. Check if it works:

    Admin > Settings > Permalinks

    If it works, swith it to desired permalink option and check it again.

    Hi everyone,

    I’m having a similar issue and not that technically savvy. Can anyone offer any solutions?
    My site is

    @cinqueorange: It is impolite to interrupt another poster’s ongoing thread with a question of your own. It causes significant problems for the forum’s volunteers and prevents us from being able to track issues by topic. Please post your own topic.

    @deepak that worked! Can you explain why that solved the issue?

    So sorry Esmi, I’m not used to posting to the forums but I have taken note for future reference!

    I am glad it worked for you.
    Reason: .htaccess might not be proper, but switching permalinks rebuild it. Not sure, but always works for me. 🙂

    @cinqueorange Have you tried that?

    Hi Deepak,

    Again I apologize to everyone for not knowing the proper posting etiquette. But I wanted people to know that Bluehost is kind of suspect. I had this problem with my site and contacted Bluehost and they told me it was a WordPress issue and to go to the forums. When I checked my site later in the day the problem was gone and I didn’t change anything! Thank you for your response.

    We’re glad to hear that the problem has been resolved for you.

    Many hosts are currently experiencing problems due to mass attacks. Bluehost may be one of them.

    been pulling my hair trying to resolve same issue..
    changing permalink settings fixed immediately, thanks to all contributors on the topic..

    Thank you for letting me know that Esmi.

    I contacted Bluehost and they sent me the following:
    “It looks like you needed to update your site location inside your database. I’ve done that for you, and now you need to update you permalinks inside of WordPress, so that WordPress can re-learn where your information is stored on the server. You can read about Permalinks here:

    All you need to do is go to the Permalinks section in your WordPress dahsboard under Settings. You just need to resave the existing settings; no change is needed, and everything will update.”

    What I don’t know is will I experience the same problem again tomorrow. Or, will I have to contact Bluehost to fix the problem. Perhaps Bluehost and WordPress might work together to fix this issue.

    Not to interrupt the post, but I’m having the same problem! I’m using I’ve followed the steps above and no dice.

    @defyapathy: If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic.

    But it’s the same issue.

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