Had some recent problems where to start with only homepage text was visible, all other pages/links gave 404 Not Found.

Now managed to get pages to function but all images fail to load, plus links to other media give "Sorry, this page doesn't exist. Please check the URL or go back a page. 404 Error. Page Not Found"

Media files are all there in wp-content/uploads so something is preventing site 'seeing' them, suspect the same issue is causing the problem with the images and the media files.

Also RSS feed not working but as this too depends on a link maybe is part of the same problem?

Have deactivated plugins in case there was a conflict but this does not help.

NB I'm an admin not developer, ie a real novice, can get into files via cPanel, can edit text in files given instruction but not much more.....

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I've had issues when moving WP sites in the past. I'm guessing you have gone to settings > permalinks and clicked save to get your interior page links working? For image links, if you go to settings > media you should see only your thumbnail sizes. If you see a textbook that has a file path inside it, try editing that textbook to just read /wp-content/uploads/ and click save. That will tell WordPress where you are storing images (it has basically got itself confused from a previous server configuration). Your images should return... Fingers crossed!

  • sorry, textbox auto corrected to textbook...
    – Ben
    Jul 9, 2020 at 13:19
  • Thanks - done that with no effect. Settings > media does just only show thumbnail sizes. NB I didn't move the site, the problem developed without any input from me!
    – Jamie
    Jul 9, 2020 at 14:01
  • Interesting, has anything changed in the hosting environment? PHP version for example, what are you on now? Is Mod_Rewrite enabled? Could you possibly paste in the contents of your site htaccess file and if possible give the URL??
    – Ben
    Jul 9, 2020 at 14:39
  • System PHP is 7.3, Domain PHP is 5.6 (which may be an issue)
    – Jamie
    Jul 9, 2020 at 20:15
  • URL is woodlandcrofts.org
    – Jamie
    Jul 9, 2020 at 20:16

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