I am still having permalinks issues despite spending a lot of time searching and reading about the problem and would like some advice from the experts please before I tear the rest of my hair out. :-)
I am running 2.71 on an IIS6 server.
I have no .htaccess file and switching on permalinks doesn't create one, but it also doesn't complain about it.
If I create one, 644 it, or even 777 it and then switch permalinks off and back on, WP still doesn't write to it.
I have also tried adding the following 2 lines to my php.ini file
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1
cgi.force_redirect = 0
and that hasn't worked either.
Since first trying these solutions months ago, I had my host install Isapi Rewrite which has given me partial success, as in any posts added rewrite correctly. But pages don't and continue to give me a 404 error unless I add a rule such as:
RewriteRule /land-rover-links/ /\?page_id=194 [I,L]
But this has to be done manually for every page. Tedious!
But as this is a very Heath Robinson workaround I am now revisiting the issue and really want to get it finally nailed on the head.
Can anyone shed any light on where my install is going wrong? I have emailed my host and asked if SERVER_SOFTWARE has been blocked and await an answer as per:
"Server Blockage: Your host might have blocked the SERVER_SOFTWARE variable and this will cause WordPress' .htaccess generation to fail."
Thanks in advance,