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Permalink Question (12 posts)

  1. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The person who created the website didn't bother to make the permalinks look nice. I didn't even know what a permalink was until now. Haha. The URL looks like http://www.aboutjourney.org/?p=123 instead of http://www.aboutjourney.org/whatever the page name is... The site is all ready built. How do I make it look nicer. I tried just changing the page link in the permalink settings but that does not work. Detailed steps and instructions would be greatly appreciated. I know this can't be too hard!

  2. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The two urls I put up were just examples :)

  3. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can anyone explain it to me more simple? Haha.

  4. bheadrick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What do you want your links to look like?

  5. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When I type http://www.aboutjourney.org/beliefs it sends me to the right page but then it becomes http://www.aboutjourney.org/?page_id=46 in the URL area... that's because I'm forwarding the address using my host site but I do not know how to change it where it always says /beliefs in the URL section up top where you type what website you want to go to.

  6. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    These are the options I have in the permalink area:
    Default http://www.aboutjourney.org/?p=123
    Day and name http://www.aboutjourney.org/2011/12/05/sample-post/
    Month and name http://www.aboutjourney.org/2011/12/sample-post/
    Numeric http://www.aboutjourney.org/archives/123

    When I choose the day and name option none of my links work anymore. How can I fix this?

  7. Below the options, is there a message saying that WordPress cannot write to your .htaccess file?

  8. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't notice it before but yes. It says "If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. Click in the field and press CTRL + a to select all." And then there's a bunch of letters. What am I supposed to copy it to?

  9. bheadrick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    then you want this in the field:
    %postname%

  10. jcc11 - You need to MAKE a .htaccess file then :)

    It's simply a file named .htaccess (yep, that's the whole name).

    Use FTP or some file management program to make the file on your server, copy the 'bunch of letters', as you put it, into that file. Save. THEN try to use pretty permalinks :)

  11. jcc11
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok. I will look into that. I've never done this but it can't be too hard to figure out!

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