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where is htaccess file? (4 posts)

  1. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I want to change the permalink structure for my posts, but now the links don't work for all the previous posts. How do i change the htaccess file to reflect this? where is it??? I looked all over my root folder and wp folder, no luck. But the links were created fine with the default structure, with the clunky %-post number.

    I read some of the permalink posts, and all talk about chmodding htaccess to 777. But I don't know where it is...

    Thanks for any help,
    David

  2. dgstinner
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    .htaccess will only be on a *nix based server. If your server is running Windows, you won't have it. Secondly, .htaccess is a hidden file (any file with a . (period) in front of it is hidden in *nix). With most FTP software though you can have it show the hidden files.

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you are lucky you can probably find your FTP client's description here at Podz's tutorials site, and read about how to make hidden files visible.

  4. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I apparently didn't HAVE an .htaccess file; I had to create one. If you aren't finding one, you might try that, too. Go to the root directory for your blog (mine is /public_html/blog/) and choose to create a file. Call it ".htaccess" Once it's created, you should be able to change the permissions to 666, (readable and writeable by all three categories) and try again.

    I haven't started running my blog yet, so I can't guarantee that the updated links work, but I did stop getting an "update your .htaccess now" notice and get "permalinks updated," instead.

    I hope this helps.

    Be blessed!
    ~Rachel R. <><
    http://www.homeworksbest.net

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