What To Do When Your Post Won't Display
You finish a post on your WordPress blog. You’re excited and you want to see how it will display for everyone who visits your blog. So you click the “View Post” link from the editor, and you see…
Absolutely Nothing, except a 404 page not found error.
What the… you think. You know the post exists, why can’t your own blog find it?
Don’t worry, you’re not losing your mind. The problem is simply that you need to update your Permalink structure.
The trick, is doing this correctly. If you’ve tried to simply change the Permalink to the one you have chosen you quickly discovered this does not work. After saving your changes you will notice that the default Permalink structure is highlighted, not the structure you chose.
Thankfully, the fix for this is relatively simple. First, you MUST change your Permalink structure back to the default and save. Once that is out of the way you can change it to whatever you like, save the changes and everything will now work.
Why does this happen? The easy answer is simply that this is just one of the quirks that go along with using WordPress. A wordPress installation is a collection of many separate scripts. As long as everything is in sync, it works beautifully. But when anything upsets the process, it can often be very frustrating to figure out what has gone wrong.