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htaccess file not writeable in permalinks (3 posts)

  1. daeeyba
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    "if your htaccess were file writeable we could do this automatically" This is message I get at bottom of screen in permalinks under General settings. I have looked at a number of other forum posts close to my problem and I understand that this is to do with permissions. I have tried all the changing settings from 777 downwards in wp-content with permissions on folders and files but no joy. I cannot get the message to disappear and it is preventing me from launching widgets, new plugins and my visual editor. Has anyone got the solution for this problem? This is very frustrating. Many thanks

  2. farmer paul
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same problem, it's incredibly frustrating. I'm sure PHP safe_mode is off (though it shouldn't matter), .htaccess is owned by apache, chmod 777, doesn't matter. WordPress thinks it can't write to it (even though it doesn't have to because the file already contains all the correct lines) and refuses to support the desired permalink structure. Never happened in previous versions of WordPress.

  3. chachalady
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Related to this topic, I am confused:
    - I was struggeling to get /%postname%/ structure to work and IT IS WORKING now , I put the htaccess file in the place it should be
    - so permalinks are working, posts and pages opening but nevertheless I STILL got that message "if your htaccess were file writeable we could do this automatically" at bottom of screen in permalinks under General settings.

    How can that be? Will I have troubles with wordpress (plugins) if I just leave it this way?
    Or should I solve that before I continue with my work on that site ...

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