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  • I’m pretty sure this has been mentioned many times, and is probably one of the most frequently asked questions.

    Can somebody give me a nutshell explanation of what I need to do to enable the links to my entries to pull the slug? I’m not even sure what this is called. Permalinks?

    For instance:

    I would like

    to be seen by


    Also, for my understanding, is it indeed the Post slug attribute that is used for such a link? And with it enabled, does that mean that the default link would also work too (i.e. ?p=367)

    I’m hosting on GoDaddy, and they say mod_rewrite is enabled.

    However, I’m trying to hit my entries using the Post slug @ the end of the url, and it’s not working. I’m obviously overlooking a WP setting, or GoDaddy’s lying about the mod_rewrite.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    You need to activate permalinks in Options/Permalinks.

    Thanks macmanx,

    I did that, using the suggested structure:


    While my entry headings were changed accordingly (as shown in the browser’s status bar), the link wasn’t found when I clicked it. Went to my not found page.

    Any ideas? Is there another setting, or a special structure I need to use? Or does this look more like a mod_rewrite problem?


    Hey macmanx, or anyone,

    Do I need to modify the .htaccess file in order for the Permalinks to work? If so, can you tell me what the drill is? Can I do it from Manage -> Files, and make the change there?

    Thanks in advance!

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    The .htaccess rewrite rules should have been automatically generated and added to the .htaccess file. If they were not, see this:



    If you are still having problems with permalinks, then check out my brief tutorial on getting Search Engine Friendly URLs on GoDaddy.



    It sounds good. But it is not as easy as that.. After 2-1/2 days now of aggrevatation, (see ) I have finally figured out how to get my wordpress 2.0 blog to WORK using the default ../?p=XXX permalink. I am desperately hoping to end up with

    Even the uses categories .. it must be possible. Obviously there are more and more comments and posts about permalinks and their problems. I am afraid to post anything because of my BROKEN blog.

    What’s going to happen if I decide to downgrade or someone does help me and fixes the permalink problem – and I continue posting – will that make it worse?

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