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How to Set WordPress Permalinks Back To The Way They Were
By w̶i̶e̶l̶d̶l̶i̶n̶u̶x̶.̶c̶o̶m̶ author Morgan Jassen
(Note: This content was originally published in October 2016 on wordpress.org/support as forum posts authored by me. (see: https://wordpress.org/support...404-not-found-error/ ) This blog post is a condensed re-publishing that highlights the exact problem and fix, and omits unnecessary verbiage. For context and additional details, read the full/original forum post!)
How do I avoid “404 Not Found” error after having set my permalinks back to “Post name” after having temporarily set them to Plain/Default?
In short, the fix for me was to go into the WordPress admin dashboard, go to:
“Settings” > “Permalinks” > “Common settings”, and set the radio button to “Custom Structure”
, and paste into the text box:
, and click the Save button.
Now, no longer getting 404 error. Symptom resolved!
Hopefully this can help someone in the future with the exact same question.
[2019-03-11 edit: Moved to: https://investorworker.com/2017/... .html.]