Fix 404 error on all Pages except Home

What to do if suddenly all Pages on your WordPress website return a 404 ‘not found’ error except your Home Page? This error is often caused by a change made on your webhost (such as an update to software used by your host). Fortunately this is usually a simple problem to fix. Just follow these simple instructions (in step 4 below it’s assumed that your original permalink setting was Post Name).

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings -> Permalinks.
  3. Click Default then Save Changes.
  4. Click Post Name then Save Changes.

WordPress permalink 404 error

You should once again be able to reach all Pages of your WordPress website without receiving a 404 error.

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