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  • Hi guys, I’m having trouble fixing the htaccess file so it can rewrite any changes without causing an internal error. I know there are posts about this on the forum but I can’t seem it understand any since I am new to this. I tried to recreate the htaccess file by going into notepad making a new htaccess.txt and then renaming it to .htaccess in the ftp but that didnt seem to do anything. I have deleted my old htaccess as well from the ftp so all I have in there in this blank .htaccess with no information in it. Any feedback in much appreciated

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  • Moderator t-p


    There can be a number of reasons for an Internal Server Error. Here are some thing you can do to solve it:
    ■ The most likely issue is a corrupted .htaccess file. Log in to your site root using FTP and rename your .htaccess file to .htaccess_old. Try loading your site to see if this has solved your problem. If it works, make sure to visit Settings > Permalinks and reset your permalinks. This will generate a new .htaccess file for you.
    ■ Try deactivating all of your Plugins to see if it is a Plugin issue. If you are unable to access your WordPress Administration Screens, deactivate your Plugins via FTP by following these instructions.
    ■ Switch the Theme to the WordPress default theme to eliminate any Theme-related problems.
    ■ Increase the PHP Memory limit
    ■ Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh install of WordPress.

    Okay I will give them a shot. Quick question before I start. from the setting>permalinks in wordpress how do I reset Permalinks? I dont see that option. I see a bar at the top that says “Please make sure your .htaccess file is writable ” then I see common settings where it shows different type of permalinks. Thanks for the support by the way!

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