WordPress Fix for Links Not Working After Move to New Database

WordPress version: 3.3.2

Overview: Moving WordPress site to new server. Created brand new database, imported old SQL file into new database, FTP’d WP 3.3.2 files to server and crossed my fingers.

Problem: Home page showed up just fine, but posts and inside pages all went right to File Not Found 404 pages. Sad-face.

Solution: I went to Admin > Settings > Permalinks and simply clicked “Save Changes.” I didn’t change any of the setting, I simply clicked “Save Changes.” Voila, it all worked out!

Note: this is my personal experience with this particular situation, and I’d read about this technique over the years. Your mileage may vary.

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