Changing permalink of main site in MultiSite install

Hello, I have a problem when I try to change the permalink structure of my main site in my multisite install. I go to sites>site 1>settings and change the permalink structure from default "/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/" to "/%postname%/" This doe not work and just causes 404. I need advice on what to do.

  • Cesar
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi @Luis

    I do have wp supercache installed but turned it off to change the permalink. The issue is only happening on the main site because it is the main site where I changed the permalink settings.

    Thanks,
    Cesar

  • Cesar
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi @Ashok

    I have granted acces now.

    Here is the htacess code

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  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello @Cesar

    I hope you are doing good.

    Would you please check now? I have changed the permalink in Main site admin > Settings > Permalink section. The menu is hidden, I have used direct link to access.

    Hope it helps :slight_smile: Please feel free to ask more question if you have any.

    Cheers
    Ash

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