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  • Hi,

    My wordpress install on stopped worked. When I go to the home page (, all I get is a directory listing. I can still log into the dashboard (via and in the dashboard, all of the data seems to be there (e.g. pages, articles etc) but when I try to view the pages or preview, I get a 404. What do you think the problem is?



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  • Did you make any changes (add plugins) which might have caused the problem. If so disable them to see if it corrects the error. Otherwise you should probably talk to your host – they may have done some work on the server and broken something.

    Moderator keesiemeijer



    I don’t see an index.php? Do a manual_update of all your wordpress files or download wordpress and put only the index file back or create an index.php with this in it:

     * Front to the WordPress application. This file doesn't do anything, but loads
     * wp-blog-header.php which does and tells WordPress to load the theme.
     * @package WordPress
     * Tells WordPress to load the WordPress theme and output it.
     * @var bool
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
    /** Loads the WordPress Environment and Template */

    Put it in your root directory.

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