Changing permalinks breaks links (6 posts)

  1. Mulvad
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey everybody. (Sorry if this is posted the wrong place, this is my very-first post)

    I have changed the permalinks from the default, ugly ones in the settings (as seen here) to the beautiful post-name.

    There's just one major problem with this. When I follow the links on my page, I get sent to this error page.

    So what can I do to solve this?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Check with your hosts that mod_rewrite is running on your server.

  3. Mulvad
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you give a step-by-step guide to doing this?

  4. Christian1012
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. Login to your server via FTP.
    2. Create a new file called phpinfo.php in the root of your public directory.
    3. Edit that file in a text editor and place this code into it:

    <?php phpinfo(); ?>

    4. Save the file.
    5. Access the file at the address into the browser, (ie example.com/phpinfo.php)
    6. Using ctrl+f, search for mod_rewrite. It should be under Loaded Modules if it is enabled.

  5. Mulvad
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is the root of my public directory?

    Btw., thanks for the help so far both of you.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You could just contact your hosts & ask them about about mod_rewrite.

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