If you are experiencing a 404 error for WordPress pages or posts when using permalinks, you can try the following steps to resolve the issue:
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to the “Settings” menu and click on “Permalinks”.
- without any change and click on the “Save Changes” button.
- If the issue persists, you can try resetting your .htaccess file by renaming it. To do this, go to the “File Manager” in cPanel and navigate to the directory where your WordPress installation is located.
- Find the .htaccess file and rename it to something like .htaccess.old.
- Go back to your WordPress dashboard and go to the “Settings” menu, then click on “Permalinks”.
- Click on the “Save Changes” button to generate a new .htaccess file.
- Check your website to see if the 404 error has been resolved.
If these steps do not resolve the issue, you can try disabling all plugins and switching to the default WordPress theme to see if there is a conflict causing the error. Additionally, you can check with your hosting provider to see if there are any server-level issues that may be causing the error.