I am new to WordPress and want to change my permalink structure from the default to something more search engine friendly. I have no coding experience to speak of. My blog is at http://thesavingsprincess.com
I am hosted by FatCow and installed WP using their one-click install. I am using CuteFTP to upload files to the server.
When I changed the permalink settings, I was told that my .htaccess is not writable, so I should update it, copying the provided code. I searched for the .htaccess file, but could not locate it. I know some FTP programs hide certain files, so I followed CuteFTP instructions to display hidden files. Still no .htaccess.
I created an .htaccess file in Notepad as instructed by the Codex. I copied the provided code into this file and uploaded it to my server. The permalinks are still not working. All I get is 404 Errors.
What can I do to make my new permalinks work?? I have followed all the instructions in the Codex and still nothing. Please, any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.