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  • Hi – Im new here – looking to try WP.
    My host doesnt allow htaccess usage for security reasons. They implement a different method. So htaccess results in a forbidden error.
    Ive read a little on htaccess on the posts here but non seems to address what to do if you cant use it – any pointers please before I get into trying to install and make it work 🙂 —
    Thanks, keep well.

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  • skippy



    This page describes using permalinks without .htaccess, and should help.

    hmmm – I think I see, but this is getting into tech territory Im unsure about. Im about to try an install for “fun” and will soon see.
    As I understand it tho htaccess is created on install and in the past – this sort of this has crashed the site 🙂
    Ah well – lets see. Got the FTP up just incase I have to undo it all 🙂

    OK Ive got it running and I can add posts.
    However I obviously dont have something right and it may be due to
    1/ Im a newbie wally and havent done something right
    2/ problem with htaccess setup (using without)
    I get a 404 error when trying to open a category even tho I created and wrote to it. I placed the index.php at the front of the struct as suggested.
    Its an apache server running php but there is (I understand) a block on htaccess
    Any clues 🙂

    I take it all back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It works.
    Had the cat base incorrect – I need to understand it better but all seems well to this point.
    Sorry for the hassles & thanks for the pointers earlier.

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