After migrating wordpress to digital ocean, only homepage and admin work

Hello, I have been having an issue with my WordPress site that I have just migrated from a local server. The homepage and the admin pages work, but none of the other pages work. they all return a 404 not found error. I have checked that the permalinks are properly set up. I can edit the pages, and it displays the proper permalinks on the admin side. This is my htaccess file

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

is there anything wrong here? I’ve enabled mod_rewrite in apache. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

Please make sure your mod rewrite is enabled and that you allow override in the vhost for the site.

Provide your site URL + likely someone can assist you.


From the CLI, please run:

tail -20 /var/log/apache2/error.log

Once you execute that command, copy and paste the output to a code block as you did with your .htaccess file. We can then take a closer look to see if there’s anything being logged that’ll help us to find the cause of the issue.