getting a 404 page for all pages except home. possibly permalinks

I can switch to default and everything works, but once permalinks is set i get the 404. The thing is I’ve been using permalinks for years without problems. I can’t find what went wrong as I had not made any changes in weeks. It happened all of a sudden.

I tried finding the .htaccess (showing hidden files) but to no avail.

Does wordpress update itself perhaps? I notice there’s an admin bar at the top of my page when logged in…

Thanks

Answer

I don’t think your permalinks will work without the .htaccess file. If you create a blank one, set the permissions to 777 and try to update your permalinks again, WordPress should automatically add the rules. Then be sure to change the permissions back!

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