Wamp ‘page not found’ with WordPress

5th November 2014

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When running WordPress on Wamp, you may run into an issue with 404 / “page not found” issues after changing your permalinks. This is a pretty common occurrence, and simply needs you to change your Wamp mod_rewrite settings.

Rewrite_module permissions

  1. Click the WampServer icon in your system tray.
  2. Go to Apache, then Apache modules.
  3. Find rewrite_module in the list (you’ll probably need to scroll) and make sure it’s ticked.
  4. Restart WampServer and you’re good to go!

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Rik Kendell is a developer, designer and writer in Leeds, UK, specialising in responsive WordPress websites. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Rik has worked on award-winning teams at agencies, in-house and as a freelancer. Rik has worked with clients ranging from the NHS, Sky and Skipton Building Society to McDonalds, Lamb’s Navy Rum and Crabbie’s Ginger Beer.

Outside of work Rik is also a keen writer, an amateur woodworker, gamer and foodie. His blog posts, reviews and Tweets have been published by the BBC, the Evening Standard, the Guardian and the Independent. He has written guest posts for a number of agencies and industry websites.