The issue is whenever i reload or refresh a page other than the landing page (the link above), i get an error message saying page not found. The site works locally and is reloads just fine locally. Everything works perfectly locally, no errors in console, routing properly and all. I’ve tried adding a redirects file and the issue still persists.
Error Message :
Page Not Found
Looks like you’ve followed a broken link or entered a URL that doesn’t exist on this site.
@daman-m Excellent, as I’d suspected that’s why your _redirects aren’t working.
The file must be in the output that Netlify deploys.
It differs depending on the system you’re working with, but in your case I’d imagine you want to put the file into your public folder, so that it is copied into the build folder when the build is executed.
Netlify will only read the file from that location, if it’s anywhere else then it will not be read and your redirects will not be applied.
The issue here was that the user was putting the file directly into their Publish directory, which was being automatically destroyed and recreated on every build, meaning the file didn’t actually exist in the output.
So to debug your own project, run your build locally, then ensure your _redirects file is in the folder you have specified as your Publish directory. If it isn’t, determine why it isn’t and fix it.