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.htaccess and problems installing WP

  • Hi – bit of a problem – I host with godaddy. They have a function that automatically installs WP for you – which failed three times. When I spoke to support they said that that was due to me having a .htaccess file.

    Apparently the only fix is to manually install WP.

    I am unable to remove the .htaccess due to important 301 redirects so if anyone can help me Id apprecaite it.

    I guess my question is – how do I manually install WP – * AND * – keep .htaccess?

    THANKS

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Thanks – the installation guide is certainly helpful but my question really is – – is there a problem/ potential conflict with WP and .htaccess?

    I can obviosuly try myself but just wondering if anyone reading this has any thoughts?

    Thanks

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Not between WP and .htaccess, no but there could be an issue between your .htaccess and GD’s 1-click installer.

    ok – sounds good.

    Just another quick queston pls: do I need to change or edit my .htaccess at all?

    I am sure I read somewhere that to enable smart url’s you must use .htaccess?

    Thanks –

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Only the .htaccess in the WP root folder. And then only if you decide to use pretty permalinks.

    ah i see…

    So there can be two .htaccess files?

    1 can be in WP Root Folder and 2 can be in your site architecture root level?

    Thanks

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Yes. You can have .htaccess files in every folder. Each file controls that folder and any of its children – unless one of the children has its own .htaccess file.

    awesome thanks

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