I just set up a WordPress site and am trying to install the Buddypress plugin.
For the plugin to function, it needs me to use a Permalink structure other than the default.
When I switch the default to anything else - absolutely every page except my homepage returns a 404 Page Not Found error.
It even gives me a 404 when I try to view the page directly from it's exact link, preview page, or view page buttons. There is absolutely ZERO WAY for me to even LOOK at my page if the permalink structure is not set at default.
Why is this happening? How do I fix it? I can't progress with my site if I can't change this option - I'm dead in the water.