Solve: 404 Error or “Page Not Found” Message

404 Error or “Page Not Found” Message

If you encounter a 404 error or “Page Not Found” message when trying to access your website or WordPress dashboard, it may indicate a problem with your site’s permalink settings or .htaccess file.


  • Reset your permalink settings in the WordPress dashboard by navigating to Settings > Permalinks and clicking “Save Changes.”
  • If you cannot access the dashboard, manually create a new .htaccess file with the default WordPress rules:

# 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]
# END WordPress

Upload the file to your site’s root directory using FTP or your hosting control panel’s file manager.

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