recently my company wanted to start a blog and its my task to run this. The installation went smooth but the configuration of the permalinks is giving me quite the headache.
The setup is as follows:
Our company domain, say http://www.companyname.de, is being mapped by our domain provider to a folder on the hosting server under http://www.host.com/de/ (the /de/ standing for the german website which the blog is supposed to be added to). WordPress 3.0 is installed on the server and can be reached via http://www.host.com/de/blog and http://www.companyname.de/blog respectively.
What i try to achieve:
Getting the blog URL to use links with that structure: http://www.companyname.de/blog/%year%/%month%/%postname%
The problem now is that after installing, the WordPress and blog URL are both set to http://www.host.com/de/blog/ and the permalinks can be set any way you want to. When i change the blog URL to http://www.companyname.de/blog i can not select any Permalink setup other than standard without being prompted to manually update my .htaccess. Doing as prompted so far always ends in getting the 404 page of the blog displayed when opneing the blog URL. Using the totally custom structure and prepending /index.php/%your structure%/ does not help either even though it says Permalink structure successfully updated, i still get the 404 page.
Changing both the WordPress and blog URL to http://www.companyname.de/blog only results in that i can neither access the blog or wp-admin and have to manually reset the values by accessing the database directly.
I don't guess i am the first one having a problem like that but after a week of searching the web i have not found any solution to this, so any help is highly appreciated.