Update, activate or reset WordPress permalinks

WordPress permalinks are the permanent URLs for your posts and pages. Using custom permalinks can improve search engine optimization (SEO) and make your website's URL more attractive for searches. Broken permalinks can also cause 404 'Page not found' errors on your WordPress site.

To update, activate or reset WordPress permalinks yourself, use one of the sets of instructions provided in the tables below.

Update Permalinks

To do it yourself, see 1 of these stepsDifficulty
Update WordPress permalinksBasic
Update WordPress permalinks in the databaseMedium

Activate Permalinks

To do it yourself, seeDifficulty
Activate WordPress permalinks with FTPMedium

Reset Permalinks

To do it yourself, see 1 of these stepsDifficulty
Reset permalinks in WordPressBasic
Reset WordPress permalinks in the databaseMedium