WordPress post appears in lists but 404s when opened

Background of this problem

It happened when I created a post with this very blog.

I scheduled a post and then clicked the preview URL. The page was a 404. Every other post worked fine until now.

My configuration for Permalinks was a custom structure.

/%year%/%monthnum%/%category%/%postname%/

The solution

I set the Permalinks back to the default structure (http://www.gregpike.net/?p=123). Saved changes.

Then set it back to my custom structre.

Voila.

My guess is the .htaccess file needed some massaging, though I didn’t touch it directly.

Edit: Someone with similar experience.

WordPress Forums:¬†Individual posts link to “404”

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