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Cannot find my .htaccess file or mod Rewrite rules? Please help (2 posts)

  1. aRollingStone
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is probably a simple problem, but this is my first attempt at using wordpress.

    I've installed WP Super Cache, and have been following this guide

    http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-install-and-setup-wp-super-cache-for-beginners/

    and then it links to this guide
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/seo-friendly-url-structure-for-wordpress/

    I update my permalinks to

    Custom /%category%/%postname%/

    The guide says that "Your .htaccess file will automatically be updated, and your URL will be changed. "

    Except when I click save changes I receive the message

    "You should update your .htaccess now."

    With this written at the bottom

    "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 some code under it

    I am hosting with host gator. I have no idea where to find my .htaccess file?

    Also, the guide says

    "ou need to scroll down on the WP Super Cache option page screen until you see the Mod Rewrite Rules Section."

    I cannot find this section anywhere!

    Any help is EXTREMELY appreciated. Thank you

  2. Donncha O Caoimh
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Use your cpanel or whatever ftp client you use to look at the code of your site. The .htaccess file should be in the same directory as your wp-config.php and wp-load.php.

    Make it writeable using chmod 666.

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