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  • I’m, running Windows XP and WAMP onelick, and trying to set up WP as a CMS, so I can create a new theme and site.

    I installed WordPress to / and it worked just fine “out of the box”.

    Now I need to alter the permalinks so that pages have a SEO URL – e.g pages are and posts are

    I altered the permalinks, and even with provided options (other that default) I get “page not found errors for every page, except the home and admin pages.

    .htaccess is writable, and mod rewrite is on.

    How can I change the permalinks to a SEO friendly style?


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  • and mod rewrite is on.

    Makes me wonder if that is true?

    If you want to use permalinks, you will need to make a change inside another file:
    Click the Start button, followed by My Computer > Main drive > Xampplite > apache > Conf and find the file httpd.conf. Open that in a text editor. Use the search facility in the editor to find “rewrite”. The line you need looks like this:

    #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

    You need to take away the hash sign so it looks like this

    LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

    Now just save the file.


    Thread Starter IanHobson


    Thanks for the replies guys. Sadly they didn’t help.

    As already stated, mod-rewrite is both enabled and on, and I am using WAMP One click installer not XAMPP (same line in http.conf).

    This is the virtual host definition.

    <VirtualHost *:80>
       ServerName  chocolate.leda.hcs
       ServerAdmin ian@deleted
       DocumentRoot "D:\GitRepositories\Carrie"
    	RewriteEngine On
    	<Directory "D:\GitRepositories\Carrie">
    		Options Indexes
    		Order allow,deny
    		Allow from all

    The .htaccess file is

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

    Every page except the Home” page gives me a reply such as

    The requested URL /about/ was not found on this server.

    Unless I have the default permalink set. Then things work correctly.

    So what is going wrong? Ideas anyone?


    p.s. I have removed and re-installed wordpress from a fresh download, just to remove the possibility of a corruption.

    honestly I have never got wamp to work right out of the box
    xampp on the other hand works every time
    sorry not more help

    What happens if you rename your .htaccess file?

    Thanks samboll, this works fine for me on clean install of WAMPserver 2.0 on Windows XP (running standalone on localhost).

    In WAMP you need to turn on the rewrite_module. To do this click on the WAMP icon in your task bar and navigate to: Apache>Apache modules> Scroll down to rewrite_module and click it. Once you do this your pages should work immediately.

    I ever face that problem and my solution :

    Find these lines (in httpd.conf) :

    #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

    remove # sign

    and this line

    <Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

    change into this :

    <Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride FileInfo Options
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

    Save and Restart apache followed by retest your permalink.

    ( I take it from my blog post that utilize xampp but I think it’s not different in wamp).


    Thanks! That worked perfectly.

    @room339 – Your solution was perfect and within seconds the permalinks were prettier than a sunrise in the mountains 🙂

    Wamp with wordpress installed locally looks great. No more FTP(ing) yourself senseless!

    @room339 Thank you!! it works great 🙂

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