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  1. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have just finished the installation a few days ago, and I am still playing with the software. When I have tried to make a few changes from the defaults I am told that I have no .htaccess file. Using my ftp software that appears to be true. How do I fix this?

  2. splunk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    upload a blank file called .htaccess
    Open notepad or another text editor and save a blank page as ".htaccess" including the quotes.

  3. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sometimes the .htaccess file is set to "hidden". You may have to look for an option/setting in your FTP client to be able to view the file.

  4. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll try the uploading a blank file idea first. Will I need to add anything to it once it is up?

  5. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK that worked. I have an .htaccess file now. However, I got a message at the top that says that I should update my .htacess file, and a note at the bottom says "if my file was writable...." so I followed the link, did the chmod so that it is writable, and I still have the error. What now?

  6. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    try a hard refresh? or use your ftp program to check the CHMOD value of the .htaccess file?

  7. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not sure how to hard refresh. I have cleared all cookies. I checked the CHMOD in FileZilla, and that's ok - 666.

  8. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    cntrl + f5

  9. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. Did the control+f5. I still have the same problem. I copied the text from the permalinks box that should be in my .htaccess file and copied in manually. Saved it. Hard refreshed again. I still have the same problem.

  10. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    so you're getting the problem that says it can't write to the .htaccess file? or some other error?

  11. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am getting teh problem that says that I can't write to the .htaccess file. I read in earlier post on this problem, mine, that my .htaccess file shoudl have a section that begins "# BEGIN WordPress" or I won't be able to write to the file. Any idea what that is about?

  12. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well, if you put up a blank .htaccess file, wordpress will take care of the rest. are you sure that you put it in the correct place?

  13. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I put it in the same directory as the index.php file. I deleted all of the text that I had placed in there before. I hard refreshed for good luck, and I am still unable to write to my .htaccess file. The line at the top of the page says "You should update your .htaccess now."

  14. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    that's weird, but I though WP still gave you the code you could copy an dpaste yourself.

  15. tfrederick
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It does. I just downloaded the .htaccess file. The file was empty. I copied all of the text from the permalink box. Saved the file. Uploaded it by ftp to the same location, chose to overwrite the old .htaccess file. Now I get a 403 Error - forbidden You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/options-permalink.php on this server. So I am going to go back in and take the text out and I'll be back at square one.

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