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.htaccess file - do I need it? (9 posts)

  1. dcchurchill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I'm trying to give a wordpress its own directory by using a pre-existing subdirectory install, according this codex:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
    but got stucked at point 4. I' ve found out I have no .htaccess file (after enabling seeing hidden file it in my ftp client), but don' t understand if i have to create some or not. I was trying to do so, but wasn't much successful. Will appreciate any advice. Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you are still using the default permalink structure, you will not have an .htaccess file

  3. dcchurchill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    actually I have enabled "Post name" in my Permaling Settings... and it doesn' t much answer my question.

  4. dcchurchill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    question is if I need this file and if yes, how to do it?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you are using custom permalinks, then - yes - you need this file.

  6. dcchurchill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    well, I actually don' t need to use custom perlaminks, I did it only because i hoped it would help me to get .thaccess file... and it didn't.
    What i need is to run wordpress from main root when I've already have WordPress installed in its own folder.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Log back into your admim area and set the permalinks back to the default setting. Then continue with the move - ignoring the instructions relating to an .htaccess file.

  8. dcchurchill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, so when i don' t use custom perlaminks, i don' t need to use .htacess file then? That would pleased me :)

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so when i don' t use custom perlaminks, i don' t need to use .htacess file then?

    Correct.

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