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If I set permalink to "post name", post pages show "404 Not Found ". What to do?

I can't view posts in wordpress installed on a local server after I set my permalink to "post name". Please, help.

1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
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Hi Joy,

Are you using the tag %postname% within your permalink structure? If so ensure you have the rewrite module enable within your Apache instance which you can do by opening the httpd.conf file depending on your server software, once you've confirmed that ensure the .htaccess file in your WordPress installation which in the same location as your wp-config.php file has valid rewrite rules in it which you can do by visiting the below URL.

http://martinmelin.se/rewrite-rule-tester/