I want to create a static, company brochure site. I created a page called "HOME" and I was able to change the reading settings to static, and select "HOME" from the drop down box. I then created a page named "ABOUT-US". It appears in the main menu, but when I click on it I get a 404 error. I also need to create an page called "ADVANTAGES", with sub pages (e.g. Advantage-A, Advantage-B, etc.). How can I do this?

I am new to WP. I've tried blogging and its fine. Can anyone suggest a tutorial or book for this? It would be a great help. I Googled it in vain, it was no big help.

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First, check your permalink settings: Dashboard -> Settings -> Permalinks

Second, check to ensure you don't somehow have a Page slug conflict. Go to Dashboard -> Pages, click the "Trash" tab, and ensure you don't have any Pages in the trash (if so, delete them if you don't need them).

Third, check the page-slug for your "About-Us" Page, and ensure that it matches what is being linked in your Page Menu. If they don't match, that will explain your 404 error.

  • 1.Permalink : I have created .htaccess in the main directory but when i try to create a new custom structure :/advantages,i get "You should update your .htaccess now."
    – Kracekumar
    May 3, 2011 at 17:59
  • 2.I dont have any file in trash.
    – Kracekumar
    May 3, 2011 at 18:01
  • 3.I don't have any slug named "About-us".,i have link named advantages. . .
    – Kracekumar
    May 3, 2011 at 18:02
  • @kracekumar 1. Sounds like your .htaccess file is not writable by your webserver. You'll want to update the permissions on the file so the webserver can write to it and then retry setting your permlink structure.
    – Manzabar
    May 3, 2011 at 18:05
  • @Manzabar:.htaccess file has permission 755
    – Kracekumar
    May 3, 2011 at 18:20

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