Fixing 404 Page Not Found Errors in WordPress
The 404 Page Not Found error occurs when a visitor tries to access a page on your website that doesn't exist. Here's how you can fix it:
- Refresh the page: Sometimes, a 404 error can occur due to a temporary glitch. Press F5 or click the refresh button to see if the page loads correctly.
- Check the URL: Ensure that the URL is typed correctly and contains no typos or unnecessary characters. Even a small mistake can lead to a 404 error.
- Reset permalinks: Go to your WordPress admin dashboard, navigate to "Settings" > "Permalinks," and click the "Save Changes" button without modifying anything. This action refreshes the permalink structure and resolves many 404 errors.
- Update links: If you recently changed your website's structure, such as renaming or deleting pages, you may need to update internal and external links pointing to those pages. Use a plugin like "Broken Link Checker" to identify broken links and update them accordingly.
- Restore from backup: If you accidentally deleted a page or made significant changes that caused 404 errors, restore the page from a backup if you have one. Alternatively, you can recreate the page with the same content and update any internal links.
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