I work with WP a lot, and I’ve installed and maintained dozens of WP sites. On a new installation, I’m having a problem in which all links generated by WordPress are not working regardless of the permalink settings.
I have a basic understanding of how the permalink settings function — but I may be missing something.
When I have the permalink settings on default, the links are structured like this:
That is turning up a ‘Not Found’ error. When I manually enter ‘index.php?’ before the page_id, it works, and I can find the page at
If I adjust the permalink settings, I get the same behavior. Thus links formatted as
root/%category%/%postname%/ can be found at
This applies to all links generated by WordPress apart from the index link. My permissions on .htaccess are set at 666, and I have verified that WordPress is succeful at writing to .hataccess. I have several other WP sites with this host, and none of them have this problem — all of them worked right out of the box.
Can anybody help me with this? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!