How to reset / flush permalinks and fix permalink problems in WordPress

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. ( source : )

When troubleshooting problems in WordPress, resetting ( or flushing ) permalinks is a common step.

Resetting / Flushing permalinks structure

If you use a cache plugin, it's recommended to deactivate it.

  1. In the Admin menu, click on Settings > Permalinks
  2. Then, when on the Permalinks Settings page, notice the structure that you have selected, so you can put it back after flushing. The select another structure, like the Plain setting, and click the Save Changes button
  3. When the page is refreshed, your permalink structure has been reset ( or flushed ). Simply select your original setting and save again. You're done.

You may need to clear your browser cache.

Fixing other permalink problems

You'll find a complete documentation about how to fix the most common problem with permalinks on the dedicated page :

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