How to fix 404 error in wordpress website

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To fix a 404 error on a WordPress website, you can try the following steps:

1. Check the URL: Ensure that the URL you are trying to access is correct and matches the intended page or post.

2 Reset Permalinks: Go to your WordPress Dashboard, click on "Settings" and then "Permalinks." Choose any option and click on "Save Changes." This will reset the permalinks and can sometimes fix the 404 error.

3. Disable Plugins: If the issue persists, try disabling all your WordPress plugins and then check if the error disappears. If it does, re-enable the plugins one-by-one until you find the culprit plugin causing the error.

4. Check the .htaccess file: Check if the .htaccess file in the root directory of your WordPress installation is correct. If it's incorrect or missing, replace it with a new one.

5. Contact your hosting provider: If none of the above steps work, it's possible that the issue is with your hosting provider. Contact them to check if there are any server-related issues causing the 404 error.

These steps should help you fix the 404 error on your WordPress website.
 

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5. Contact your hosting provider: If none of the above steps work, it's possible that the issue is with your hosting provider. Contact them to check if there are any server-related issues causing the 404 error.
Almost your web hosting provider will not solve problems from your websites unless they came from their web hosting services. So, it is a waste of time to contact their hosting provider.
 

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2 Reset Permalinks: Go to your WordPress Dashboard, click on "Settings" and then "Permalinks." Choose any option and click on "Save Changes." This will reset the permalinks and can sometimes fix the 404 error.
Broken Permalinks is typically the reason for 404's in WordPress, so resetting Permalinks will usually resolve the issue.
 

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Why not look at some of the plugins?

You can find several plugins that can help you fix 404 errors on your WordPress website. Here are a few of the most popular options:

  • Redirection: Redirection is a popular plugin that can manage redirects on your website. It can be used to redirect 404 errors to other pages or to create custom redirects.
  • Broken Link Checker: Broken Link Checker is another popular plugin that can be used to find and fix broken links on your website. It can also be used to monitor your website for new broken links.
  • 404 Page to Search: 404 Page to Search is a simple plugin that redirects 404 errors to the search page on your website. This can help visitors find the content they are looking for, even if the page they are trying to access does not exist.
 
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