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  • Hi there –

    Sorry to bother you – I’ve installed WordPress on a site to act as a content management solutions for interviews of authors/artists I’m working on.

    However, I seem unable to edit the permalink structure, and this means the entries simply 404.

    There is a .htaccess file in the folder root – but for some readon, on the edit permalinks page, it doesn’t seem to recognise it, even though it’s CHMOD to 777.

    I’ve manually entered the .htaccess as WP instructs, but still nothing.

    The site is on an Apache/Linux machine, and can be found here:

    I’ve tried both fo the following permalink options:


    Any suggestions as to what may be happening?

    Many thanks for any replies.

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  • skippy



    Does the site work correctly without permalinks?

    Have you read the Using Permalinks document? It contains a lot of helpful troubleshooting steps. Can you please try to follow those, and report back what happens?

    Do you also have rights on the parent folder? I.e. have you done chmod 777 to the wordpress folder that holds the .htaccess file?

    Many thanks for the replies – Yngwin, I think you cracked it. 🙂

    Seems to be working fine now – it’s always those silly little dumb errors that catch me out. 🙂

    Many thanks again – much appreciated. 🙂 🙂




    Please note that the entire WordPress folder ought not be made to use 777 for permissions.

    Please refer to the File Permissions section for recommendations.

    Of course I completely agree with that. I think it is bad practice to let the apache process have write permissions on .htaccess. If you do like that ease of use to let wordpress update the .htaccess when you change permalink structure, I would recommend to change permissions for the wordpress folder as well as the .htaccess file back to safer ones after you’re done.

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