Published on August 7, 2017 by WPBeginner
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404 errors can pop up from time to time due to how complex WordPress is behind the scenes. These errors can make it seem like your site is completely gone but you don’t have to worry we have helped many users work through removing this error. In this video we will show you how to fix your WordPress posts returning the 404 error.

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Summary of this tutorial:

The first thing we can say when this happens is don’t panic this is something that can happen and is fixable.

The primary step for this will be to log in to your WordPress site and under Settings, Permalinks and pressing the save button again.

If that method did not work, we would recommend using a FTP program to be able to edit your site’s .htaccess file directly.

If you do no know what a FTP program is we would recommend taking a look at our article:

www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-use-ftp-to-upload-files-to-wordpress-for-beginners/

Download your site’s .htaccess file and open it to edit, we will add our recommended code snippet from the written article and save our changes.

With the changes saved you will now reupload the file, overwriting the old file with your changes.

You should now no longer have the 404 errors on your posts.

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25 Comments on "How to Fix WordPress Posts Returning 404 Error"

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Muhemzen
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Muhemzen
7 days 2 hours ago

Very helpful as always. Big thanks!

MrTokitoriki
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MrTokitoriki
7 days 11 hours ago

Thanks, this helped me ..

Michael Noeltner
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Michael Noeltner
7 days 21 hours ago

This video was very helpful but I can't even access my dashboard.  I get 404 error when I try to go in dashboard.  Please help me

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6 days 3 hours ago

You may want to check with your hosting provider if there is a hiccup or try deleting your .htaccess file with your host's file manager or FTP to see if that works.

Vasyl Palyuga
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Vasyl Palyuga
8 days 4 hours ago

Thank you!

Adeshola Ogunleye
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Adeshola Ogunleye
11 days 3 hours ago

This tip has helped me many times. Running a site(s) is cool but can drive you crazy sometimes. Thank you WPBeginner.

xDeuiii Mongull
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xDeuiii Mongull
12 days 9 hours ago

Nice, was stuck on this for days

Felix Nyarko
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Felix Nyarko
12 days 23 hours ago

Thanks for this video, have been searching for solution for a very long time 🙏

Aitana Bretón
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Aitana Bretón
13 days 10 hours ago

Came here to enter the giveaway but will leave with lots of free knowledge; thank you! 🙂

SpyBlogger
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SpyBlogger
13 days 23 hours ago

Thanks for your help, I forgot to enable permalinks. My rest api was returning an error 🙂

Sat Sat
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Sat Sat
14 days 4 hours ago

error temporary solved but …. after 1-2 hours again repeated this issue solution are available….?i hv cleared all caches too

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