I am trying to turn on Permalinks, but I am getting a Page Not Found on all my posts when I do. Currently, it only works with the Default setting/ I am trying to change it to /%category%/%postname%/.
The symptoms are this. I can change it, and it writes out the .htaccess file. Once this happens, I can see the posts on the front page, but clicking on the post brings up a very generic 404. I say generic because it doesn't have any "fancy" decorations, so I am not sure its WP creating it or not.
I am using the "Intense 1.0 by Sadish Bala" theme with some slight mods to the header.php to add Enzymes + Chilli. I checked my apache setup, and mod_rewrite is there, and I verrified its loaded by doing a phpinfo page. I also found some posts that suggested replacing the functions-post.php and classes.php, but that did not help.
Other than that, the only other indication its not working is the errors log written by apache, which says something like:
[Thu Jan 11 16:26:09 2007] [error] [client 10.88.0.1] File does not exist: /var/www/blog/htdocs/wordpress/games, referer: http://www.codechimp.net/
Obviously, switching the Permalinks back to Default does work, so I am not dead in the water, but I would like to improve my SEO by using more readably URLs.
Thanks in advance for any help.