A minor change might sometimes render your website inaccessible. Finding a remedy to any WordPress issue, on the other hand, is quite simple (check out how to properly ask for WordPress support and get it). We've previously discussed some of the most common issues that WordPress users confront. For example, an internal server error or a database connection issue. WordPress posts returning a 404 Error is another typical issue that most WordPress users may encounter at some time. We'll show you how to fix WordPress articles that return 404 errors in this article.


A user can usually access their WordPress admin area and their blog's main page in this case, but when they try to visit a single post, they get a 404 Not Found error. First and foremost, don't panic; your posts are usually still there and undamaged. This commonly occurs when your htaccess file is removed or when the rewriting rules are broken. First, make sure your permalinks are configured correctly.

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Simply click the Save Changes button under Settings » Permalinks.

  1. This will flush rewrite rules and change your permalinks settings. In the vast majority of cases, this technique resolves the WordPress 404 issue. If this does not work for you, you will most likely need to manually alter your.htaccess file.
  2.  Log in to your server through FTP and make changes. the.htaccess file, which is stored in the same folder as /wp-content/ and /wp-includes/. The most straightforward approach is to set the file's permissions to 666, which makes it temporarily writeable. Return to step one and repeat the procedure.Remember to set the permissions back to 660. This code can also be manually added to your.htaccess file:


4. mod rewrite.c (IfModule mod rewrite.c)

5. Enable RewriteEngine

/ / / / / / / / / /

7. Index.php RewriteRule

- [L] $

!-f RewriteCond percent!-f REQUEST FILENAME

!-d RewriteCond percent!-d REQUEST FILENAME

10. /index.php RewriteRule [L]

11. </IfModule>


Fix for Local Servers

Designers and developers frequently install WordPress on their desktops and test it on a local server. If you want to use attractive permalinks, you must enable the rewrite module in your MAMP, WAMP, or XXAMP's Apache settings.

We hope this information was helpful in resolving the 404 problem in WordPress posts. Were you able to make use of this solution? Have you come up with a different approach that has worked for you? Please share your experience in the comments area below. We want to make this article a one-stop shop for users that run into this problem.

Permalinks on your WordPress site should be updated.

The most frequent reason of sitewide 404 errors when trying to access content is a problem with your permalinks (or your .htaccess file, if your host uses Apache). You may rule out the.htaccess file as a possible culprit if you're a Kinsta client because we use Nginx.

The simplest solution is to change your permalink settings in the WordPress dashboard. All you have to do is go to Settings Permalinks and click Save Changes (no changes are required; simply clicking Save Changes will suffice).

What Does 404 Not Found Mean, Exactly?

Essentially, it signifies that the client (your or your visitor's web browser) was able to connect to the host (your website's server) but was unable to locate the requested resource (e.g. a specific URL or filename).

If someone attempts to reach yoursite.com/post-name and you don't have any content with the slug post-name, for example. The visitor will receive a 404 error since the resource requested does not exist, despite the fact that your web server is operational.

It's not simply posts or pages that might cause a 404 problem on the server; any asset that is missing, such as an image file, JavaScript, or CSS, can cause a 404 error.

What Causes WordPress Error 404 Not Found?

It's usually due to a problem with your WordPress site's permalinks if you notice this error on all of your content. If you only see it on individual pieces of content, it's most likely because you didn't put up a redirect after changing the slug.

Furthermore, the 404 error isn't always a bad thing; it's only a problem when it causes usability issues. And there are instances when events are simply beyond your control!

For instance, a person may inadvertently type the incorrect URL into their browser's address bar. They'll still get a 404 error, but there's no issue with the way your site is set up in that instance. This is the ideal reaction, and you can make your own cues for it. . This is the expected result, and you can use a custom 404 page to direct users to the correct location (we'll show you how later).


Unfortunately, whether you like it or not, 404 errors will occur on your site. The more traffic your WordPress site receives, the more you'll notice. We propose putting together a strong workflow for monitoring and correcting these types of issues. 404 errors are never good for visitors or your brand, and Google hates them as well.

Have any more questions or concerns about the 404 Not Found message or how it affects your WordPress site? Let us know in the comments section below.

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