After reinstalling WordPress to the newest version,
(I had a theme issue that caused me to do a total reinstall)
I can not alter my .htaccess file to suit WordPress' needs.
What I mean to say is that I didn't have an .htaccess file generated upon install, and I have created my own file.
I've used the correct rules that WordPress generates and assigned the proper permissions to the file so that WordPress can work with it (666).
The file is named .htaccess.txt on the server.
I'm able to open the file and see all changes made to it.
My problem is, WordPress still says "update your .htaccess now" within the permalinks section with the text at the very bottom of the page referring to the correct rules that should be in .htaccess.
I've done everything in all support docs on wordpress.org and elsewhere. Is my issue stemming from files that used to reside on the server? Is something being cached that is not allowing my new install of WordPress to work with the .htaccess file correctly.
Any help or advice on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
I was able to accomplish every step to make .htaccess work fine on a previous install and can't understand why I can not repeat the process.
Thanks in advance.