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How To Reset Permalinks In Wordpress

WordPress uses permalinks to connect urls to individual pages and posts. These can stop working when an update is made, when installing plugins, or when migrating the website. When this happens the home page will load but the the links or tabs to other pages on the website will return an error. Resetting the permalinks will fix the problem. To do so, follow the steps below.

WordPress Admin Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard. You can use or to reach the login.

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  1. Select the Settings tab in the left navigation menu. Choose "Permalinks."

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  1. Record the current permalink setting being used. If using a Custom Structure, write down the setting. We will be changing the setting and then changing it back. The Permalink settings are Plain, Day and name, Month and name, Numeric, Post name, and Custom Structure.

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  1. Change the setting to something different from the current setting or what you want to use.
  2. Click the blue Save Changes button
  3. Select your original setting and click the blue Save Changes button
  4. You have now reset the WordPress permalinks. Check your website to make sure the pages and posts are working.

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