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    (I have searched the forums and have attempted all similar issue solutions, with no success. This seems like an undocumented issue. If it is please comment with the link.)


    I’ve locked my self out in a big way.

    I have am running on Apache, with mod_rewrite on, my root permissions (i believe) set to allow wordpress to write to it, and i have an .htaccess document which contains the recommended text. I am using SVN for server access, but i don’t think that it is a factor.

    I can access the ‘admin’ page and can click to the internal links, but i get nothing below the update nag on the Permalinks page.

    I was experimenting with pretty-links for SEO purposes, and when i saved something custom like /%category%/%page_name%/ things went blank, and i was unable to navigate ‘back’ to change it to defaults. Is there some way to reset permalinks to default out side of the admin page?

    Any help is appreciated. A re-install seems out of the question.


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  • If you’d like to help us fix this, please try this core hack. Do as I say, not as I do 😉

    This would be on line 3361 in WordPress 3.0.1. Add an @ in front of the phpinfo(8) call.

    If it works, great! Let us know and we’ll include it in the next release.



    I was experiencing this myself as well on fresh installs, autoinstalls, etc. I asked my webhost about it, they got back to me in a few hours. They told me to find this in wp-admin/includes/misc.php

    $got_rewrite = apache_mod_loaded('mod_rewrite', true);

    and replace it with:

    $got_rewrite = true;

    So that was interesting and it worked great! I had a friend test wordpress on his site he had the same issue and the fix my host gave me worked. I am going to try the core edit above as Andrew suggested, it did not work.

    Edit: I can confirm the 5.3 the host that has the blank permalinks pages is 5.3 PHP the hosts that don’t have the problem are still at 5.2.



    My webhost has pushed the change to all wordpress blogs so they won’t break.




    Thanks to you may blog is alive again!

    I did the big mistake yesterday night (too tired to work correctly!) i changed the permalik structure JUST SO!
    Without anything else.

    All went white

    nothing worked

    You did the trick!

    Now I have some minor problems with plugins (they won’t activate), but one by one I get it to work again!

    MANY thanks!

    Hi Ashkir,

    Think you could put us in touch with your web host? I’m interested in discussing this problem and determining a resolution for all WordPress users affected.

    They can email me at ‘nacin’ at this domain.

    Many thanks.

    Thank you very much. Thanks to all. Only changing the name of PLUGINS directory vorked for me.

    The problem is due, at leas for me, to a memory problem caused by too many plugins. The standard memory for my php.ini was 32M. Now has ben augmented to 64M.

    Aldo Furlan

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