WordPress pages are 404 ?

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I've put up WordPress blogs before and never experienced this problem. It's a simple blog, nothing special and yet the Pages goes to 404 ... the default About page, even before I edited it did that.

What can be causing it?

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  • Profile picture of the author pdjsolutions
    Had you changed the permalinks ?

    Just go the pages part, and update the page again [ Re Publish ]

    And then see if the problem is still there

    I am not sure though, and not even sure if permalinks apply to pages.

    But give it a shot.

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    • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
      Thanks for the reply.

      Yes, I've saved the page over and over again, but it doesn't make a difference.

      Yes, I changed the permalinks from the default settings, but permalinks don't affect Pages in WP blogs ... unless something really changed when they did the recent .5 version (?). By default, the About page was .com/about/ and that didn't work out of the gate. So, I'm not sure what is going on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        Barbara..it could be a number of things causing this problem:

        the first thing I would do is deactivate all your plugins...
        and see if you still get the 404 error...

        if you don't: activate each plugin one by one and keep testing...

        one bad plugin can screw up your whole blog...I know it's frustrating...

        another thing to check is in your hosting cpanel make sure your PHP configuration is set to PHP5

        also in general settings make sure your blog URL and WordPress URL are formatted the same...ie: they are both http://yourdomain.com or http://www.yourdomain.com because if one has the www in it and the other one doesn't..that causes problems.

        the permalinks could be a problem too and just changing them to default and then changing them back again to where you had them can fix things too...

        please feel free to pm if neither of these work for you and I'll figure something else out...
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  • Profile picture of the author DarkLour
    have you made sure that your host has mod rewrite turned on? wordpress does need this in order to function etc.. you could also try deleting the .htaccess and redoing your permalink settings or try making your own htaccess and addong this to it:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    ErrorDocument 404 /index.php?error=404
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    if not you may want to try a php info file and make sure your mod rewrite is on..
    hope you get it figured out

    Best Regards,
    Culinary Website Design : Cooking Blog :

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    • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
      Sorry, was running errands .... but thank you both for responding. I will give all your suggestions a whirl tonight after dinner.

      The only mods/plugins I have are Akismet, which is not activated since I can't seem to get the stupid API code as I never receive the account activation email like I used to before ... and the All-in-One SEO. I also just did TweetMyBlog, but that was after-the-effect.

      This page problem started out of the gate, before activating plugins, so it has to be something in the basic installation, which I would be surprised since it's so simple to do. Like I said, this isn't my first WP install ... and all have been on the same server, the one I own.

      *goes and bangs head on desk for while*
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  • Profile picture of the author DarkLour
    hrmms well let us know how it goes if anything reinstall maybe some weird kryptonite bug infected the install and word super press has an issue ;p

    Best Regards,
    Culinary Website Design : Cooking Blog :

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