I'm maintaining a site and all was going smoothly till today. The front page is static, and posts go to 'News'.
When I post all seems to be well, and the post appears at the top of the 'News' page. But when I click the title to go to the individual page I get a 404 - not found.
This happens for any new post I make as of this morning. Permalinks to older posts work fine. I have done a lot of work on the site today - but only adding new pages etc. The only config change I've made is to change the default category from 'uncategorized' to 'news'.
My permalink structure is /%category%/%postname%/
I've tried the following :
- changed theme (error was the same)
- deleting and recreating the posts
- changing the post name to update the slug
- manually changing the slug
- editing the posts
- the problem is still there.
Any suggestions as to where I go next?
I don't want to restore to backup - too much done since the last one. I'm OK to check mySQL databases if absolutely necessary, but would rather resolve through the front end...