I am having a really hard time getting permalinks to work correctly on my WP install. I have everything installed locally on my MacBook Pro. I get 404 errors when clicking on any of the permalinks. Other that that, most things seem to be functioning fine. PHP5 & MySQL load fine, .htaccess is writable, DB Creation was successful, its just the permalinks that do not work. If I switch back to the default page structure, it's fine.
I'm customizing the design, and I want to have direct links to pages that I can transfer easily to my hosted site, thus the need for permalink structure.
Is there anyway to: a) get permalinks to work on a local install of Apache on OS X, or b) dynamically generate the page links using a WP library function, sort of like wp_list_pages() but for one specific page?