Issue with wordpress 404 errors

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Published on: December 7, 2009

So after migrating the blog to the new host none of the static or archive pages worked. They all resulted in a 404 error and not the expected page or even the customised 404 page.

It turns out that I’d neglected to restore the .htaccess file which sets the mod_rewrite option. I expect you’d also get the same behavior if the permissions were set too strictly.

cat .htaccess
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /james/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /james/index.php [L]
# END WordPress

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