Flushing Permalinks

Flushing Permalinks

Flushing Permalinks


Today I would like to talk to you about how and when you should flush your permalinks.  If you are confused as to what permalinks are just take a look up above, in your address bar. You will see what is commonly referred to as a URL.  A permalink  is just another name for the URL that you are seeing in your address bar.  


Reasons you would need to flush your permalinks:


  1. You recently changed your domain name and have noticed that when you visit your website it keeps defaulting to the old domain name. ( So frustrating!!!! )

  3.  You have recently published a new page/ post and when you visit that page/post you are receiving a 403 Error that displays something like this :

  5. Forbidden: You don't have permission to access [directory] on this server


  How to flush your permalinks:

Head over to your dashboard/admin and scroll down to the Settings and then click on Permalinks 
[fac_icon icon=”arrow-circle-o-left”] If you did it right you should now be in the Permalinks settings page.  

From here you are going to click a setting that is not currently selected and then change it back to the Post Name setting.  ( Warning ) Among the WordPress community some advise using Post name as your permalink setting while others say to change it to the Day and name setting.  For our purposes here we will stick with Post name. ( Warning )


Next you will go down to the blue save button and click it.  While remaining on the permalink page you are going to refresh your browser/client.  This can be done by holding down f5/shift + R ( Windows ) or Command +  R ( Mac ).  Now that you are flushed your permalinks you are ready to check out the result.

Head back to your website by navigating to the upper left hand corner of your screen House   Hover over the house icon and then click visit site.  Now you should be viewing your homepage.  If you are,  you may still not see a change.  Don’t worry all you need to do is refresh your homepage.  

If you flushed your permalinks due to a recent domain change then your problems should be resolved. If it is not then you will need to head back over to Settings -> General -> Site Address( make sure this has the new domain name ) –> WordPress Address ( this needs the new domain name too ) -> Save You should be ready to rock and roll!


If you flushed your permalinks due to a 403 Error, then you will need to navigate back to the problem child page/post to see if it has been resolved.  If the permalink flush did not resolve the error, then create a new page, give it a different name, copy and paste in your old content, save and refresh.  You should be back in business baby!!!!




***Youtube video on how to flush permalinks***




Thank you for reading 🙂

Where did my comments go?

Where did my comments go?

Where did my comments go?


Have you ever been working on a blog post and all of a sudden the comments section has disappeared on

you or is only showing up on some blog posts and not others?  If you find yourself in this situation the solution is pretty


                            1.  Look at the top of your post screen.  You should see something like this:

                                                                              Screen Options


   You may have seen the ‘Screen Options’ section before if not, here it is.  Screen Options allow you  to enable/disable

  multiple content features on your posts as well as pages. In our case, comments.  Once  you open the drop down menu

  you might see something like this:


Screen Option Drop Down



2. If  you are like me you are probably looking for the  “Comments” box to check.  You aren’t going to

find it.  What you need to look for is the “Discussion” box instead and make sure you check mark that

option. Now that it is checked you can close the drop down box on ‘Screen Options‘.


3.  Scroll down the Post until you see the  ‘Discussion’ box appear:


Comment Box


This box has two options.  The first option if checked will allow others to make comments on your post. If

you want users to be able to make comments on your posts then definitely make sure it is checked. If you

don’t want them to make comments, uncheck the box.


4.  Make sure to Update/Save Draft/Publish your page and you will be all set.  When you preview you the

Post you should now see this:


Comments Section


Your comment section might look a little different from mine and that is ok.  The main idea here is that

your users now have access to comment on your blog post and leave whatever feedback they desire.



Thank you 🙂 I hope this helps!