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How to fix 404 not found error in WordPress

by Thạch Phạm

In some cases, after you switch hosting & reinstall the website, accessing the home site still works normally and when accessing subsites such as (posts, pages, categories) all get a 404 not found error in WordPress. Don’t worry, AZDIGI will guide you on how to handle this problem quickly.

Fix 404 not found error in WordPress

Method 1: Update Permalinks

You log in to the WordPress admin, find Settings => Permalinks

Next, you choose Customize and proceed to save, you should clear the browser cache and recheck.

 

Method 2: Edit in the .htaccess file

By default, the .htaccess file is hidden, so you need to show it up.

Next, open and edit the .htaccess file and add the code below. If the .htaccess file does not exist, create a new one.

Snippets for WordPress

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>
# END WordPress

If you use WordPress Multisite, you can use the following code

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
# add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

Video tutorial for editing .htaccess file

Fix 404 not found error in WordPress on NGINX

If your VPS or Linux server is using NGINX as the webserver running your WordPress website, you are probably missing the rewrite path configuration for your NGINX website. To configure the rewrite for WordPress on NGINX, enter the following into the domain configuration file in NGINX on the server.

location /
{
	 try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
}

And remember to restart NGINX with the command service nginx restart

Now check again to see if you still get the 404 error!

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