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    I have a domain, let’s call it And I have an addon domain, call it, whose files are hosted in a directory within I successfully installed WordPress in that directory so it can be used as, and I am in the process of modifying the theme right now, but I stumbled upon a pretty big problem.

    The problem I’m having is that all of the links that WordPress generates on go to when they are supposed to go to For example, clicking a category link while on goes to instead of like it should. Furthermore, manually typing in results in a 500 internal server error.

    The addon domain is properly set up via cPanel (my host support person even confirmed this for me). So why is this happening? And what do I need to do to fix it? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Thanks, but the URLs are correct, that wasn’t the problem.

    However, I thought the problem might be with the .htaccess file so I played around with that a bit and discovered the solution. In the .htaccess file, there are these 2 lines (among others)…

    RewriteBase /addon/
    RewriteRule . /addon/index.php [L]

    and I manually changed them to:

    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    and that solved the problem! All the links are going where they should now, and I’m not getting the internal server errors anymore.

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