Okay, so I have a site that I designed using RapidWeaver of the Mac, with WordPress powering the blog page. Everything's working fine, hip hip hooray.
Then I decide to re-design the site since I just threw it up real fast and it's kinda blah. I still wanted the home page to be driven by WordPress, but I wanted a different page for the permalinked articles... essentially, I wanted a bunch of divs with snippets of articles from different categories, then a "more.php" page for the permalinked page. So I re-do everything, export all the files from RapidWeaver, and test it on my local MAMP server. Everything's working great.... the custom permalink structure of "/more.php?p=%post_id%/%postname%" works no problem. Groovy!
So I go ahead and publish to my web host and.... permalinks are busted. I get the dreaded "No posts found that match your criteria." Crap.
I re-read through all the docs. I turn off all my plugins. I delete and re-create .htaccess. No dice. Permalinks are still busted. Search is still busted.
Scream. Resist urge to punch something.
Google..... try some more things.... nothing.
Scream again. Have a drink. Have a smoke. Try some more things.... nothing. Check the MAMP install to the host install, go through setting-by-setting..... identical. Check file permissions..... identical.
So I reverted to my backup, and decided to post here to see if anyone can help.