Here is my problem:
I've created "pages" in my wordpress installation and now would like use cleaner URI's, ie. point the pages to directories.
My wordpress installation did not create an .htaccess file so I create a blank .htaccess file, upload it, and CHMOD it to 666. I then go into my WP admin and change the permalink structure. When I do this I get a "Forbidden" error on the site.
If someone is familiar with this problem please let me know how I can fix it. Maybe i'm using the wrong permalink structure? Or maybe I have to add some extra code to the .htaccess file that I don't know about?
I'm hosting the site on mediatemple if that helps diagnose the problem at all.