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  • Had trouble when installing wordpress, could login to site but then could not see the actual site. When typing in url you would see a 404 error.

    Somehow I figured out that if I set the permalinks to numeric, the site works fine.

    What would cause this??

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  • Try resetting the permalinks in your dashboard and see if that fixes your issue. Also, did you install any plugins that may be causing the issue, or a theme that is not compatible with your wp version? Revert back to the WP default theme, if you’re using a different one, and see if that helps. Also, here’s more info:


    Reset your desired permalink from wordpress admin area and then add this code in htaccess of your blog/site:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    ErrorDocument 404 /index.php?error=404
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    Now, check with blog posts/pages.


    Shane G.

    I dont have an htaccess file??

    Should I create one?

    Did you look in the files listed under WP? You should find it there. Same area as your wp-config.php file.

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