OK, i could not get permalinks working in WP 2.0. So, i searched wordpress.org and found someone that upgraded to WP 2.01 and then immediately activated permalinks and he got it working (without the /index.php being shown in the browser). So, i upgraded to WP 2.01 and tried permalinks, no workie (/index.php is always shown=works). I use apache2 with php4 and mysql4. I have read conflicting posts where WP 2.0 does not use mod_rewrite? I run tghis linux box myself and have full access to it. I also have a .htaccess file (that is writeable) and adding the *begin wordpress jargon to it does not work. I would like my link format like this: http://www.domain.here/contact and /faq and so on. The index.php always shows and if i change it to what i want, i get a 404 error. Can anyone help?