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  • I have a wordpress blog hosted on my site

    I had been getting some no follow alerts from google as my posts had a ? in them = doing some reading it appeared I should change my permalink structure to /%category%/%postname%/

    I did this and now all my posts don’t link direclty – I have to put a ? in the link to make them work.

    Also from previous working posts from my website home page

    The always go to the top of the blog and not to the specific page.

    I think this needs to be resolved for SEO reasons.

    Any help appreciated.


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  • ask your host if mod_rewrite is enabled
    if so, delete the wordpress .htaccess and reset your custom permalinks
    admin – settings – permalinks


    did you change the .htaccess manually or did it happen automatically, after changing the permalinks? See at the bottom of that screen when you edit them.

    I changed the .htaccess manually to

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]

    It would not do it automatically – even though I changed permissions to 666

    Can I just check my .htaccess file is located in the root of and the blog is hosted in

    Should there be a wordpress .htaccess?

    Should there be a wordpress .htaccess?

    yes – in fact, what you posted above should be in the /blog folder for permalinks to work

    It has been fixed by putting the following in the permalink


    I assume your .htaccess method achieves the same goal. however my .htaccess was in my main site and not in the blog folder
    I will take a look tmw.


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