I've searched but have not exactly found the answer to my problem. (If there is already a post, please just point the way...)
But I seem to have "lost" all of the permalinks on my server from September of last year to the present. There is simply no "2006" folder, and no monthly folders from 10/05 on. (my permalink structure is set at /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/ )
I have no idea how this happened, but they just aren't there any more. ???
I read a little about the .htaccess file, but so far the solutions that I read about don't seem to be fixing it. My permissions are set to 644. I've tried deleting the file and letting WP recreate it. But WordPress is still not repopulating those permalink files and folders. My root folder for my blog is a folder that resides on my server (Bluehost), i.e., it is not the absolute root. And the permissions for the folder are 755. Would this matter?
Any help at all would be much appreciated. I am at a loss.