Checking my emails late one evening, I’d received one from Adrienne Smith telling me that she’d been sent to a ‘page not found – 404 error’ page after submitting a comment. Oh Dear! What does one do? I for one had no idea. So, since it was late – I went to bed.
Okay, next morning before I went calling out for help, I thought I’d give it a go and look for a solution myself. 1st step – ‘Google it’. There were loads of ‘How to fix 404 errors’. Alot went in depth, using google webmaster tools etc… too much for me at the best of times I’m afraid, and on a Friday! Anyway, come across a simple way to solve this through my webhosting home panel.
Now, I’m with Hostgator, so this is from the cPanel there.
- After logging-in, from the main home cpanel page ….
→ scroll down to ‘Databases‘
→ Go into ‘MySQL Databases‘
- Inside MySQL Databases ….
At ‘Modify Databases‘,
checking you have the correct one, in this case it was my _wrdp1
→ Press ‘Repair DB‘.
It’ll do its work and a status will appear when completed telling you if things are ‘ok’ or not.
It was from this status, where I found that a plugin I’d installed didn’t seem to be compatible and therefore, was not repairable! So, after deactivating and deleting that plugin, my 404 error was gone. Yippee!!
Hope that’s of some help to anyone who may ever have that dreaded 404 error, and thank you to Adrienne for letting me know about it.
Until next time –