Ok I couldn't really solve the previous htaccess question, so what I did was do a completely new install on a subdomain and the htaccess worked from there on in. The next problem I face is trying to get the permalinks to work. WordPress tells me that I should update the htaccess file, but what's the edits I've got to make to have my permalinks to work under the htaccess file for the entire site?
So if I want to change my permalinks to the following:
what would be my htaccess edits? Thanks guys