Podcast Episode 291: How To Fix WordPress "Sorry That Page Doesn't Exist" Sudden Error

Podcast Episode 291: How To Fix WordPress Sorry That Page Doesn’t Exist Sudden Error

By: Paul Hickey, Founder/CEO

I’ve used WordPress for almost 15 years now, and I’ve never seen the frequency of random “Sorry, That Page Doesn’t Exist” errors that I’ve seen in the last few weeks.

Clients have emailed in one-by-one, after the recent core upgrade to PHP 7.4. Well, at least that’s the only correlation I can see between these errors.

I could be wrong on the cause, but I know the fix! And that’s the most important thing. It’s definitely not as scary as the error itself. Trust me.

It actually only takes a few seconds.

First, go to your WordPress Admin Dashboard and confirm your page(s) weren’t deleted. Then, go to Settings – Permalinks and click Save. That’s right. Don’t change anything, just click “Save.”

Your pages should reappear upon refreshing. You’re welcome. 🙂

Thanks for reading, watching and listening, and have a great day!


Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC and founder of Nashville Voice Conference, has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 15 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing, Email Marketing and most recently, Voice App Design and Development – Alexa Skills and Google Actions. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.


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