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Permalinks problem (3 posts)

  1. waldopepper
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I have installed WordPress on a server and am having a few issues getting everything working which might all be related.

    I'm looking to change my permalinks so that pages display as http://www.site.com/mypage etc rather than http://www.site.com/?page_id=3 but anything other then the default option on the Permalink settings page returns this error message when I click on any of the pages:

    Not Found
    The requested document was not found on this server.

    I've read elsewhere that there sometimes is an issue with the .htaccess - this wasn't found in my WordPress directory on the server so I've created this now & uploaded it.

    One thing though, when I try to chmod the settings of this file to 666, the FTP program returns the message
    '500 SITE CHMOD 666 .htaccess' command not understood.

    Is this what is causing me problems or a red-herring?

  2. Kailash
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just write the required code in your .htaccess file locally and then upload it via FTP to your wordpress directory. Also, make sure that mod_rewrite is enabled on your hosting server.

  3. waldopepper
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks - not sure what you mean by 'required code' - is there a way of writing what the pages should be called, rather than doing this through the dashboard?

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