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  • Resolved icerabbit



    I had my wordpress install in a subfolder /blog/
    Decided to move the blog to the root of the site.
    Followed the instructions regarding giving wordpress its own folder.

    This was successful.
    The blog is displayed as the site root, pages & post links work.
    I can log in as admin via /blog/wp-login.php
    Everything in the admin seems normal there, apart from one thing (so far):

    the Settings > Permalinks section remains black?

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  • Something similar happened to this guy here:

    Maybe post over there and see if they got it fixed and how.

    I resolved my issue. Sometimes the problem can be with the instructions.

    I thought it had to have something to do with the .htaccess file.

    In the root I already had a .htaccess file. So when I did step 7, I set the old htaccess aside and copied the one from /blog (which generally would be /wordpress) over to root.

    Searching didn’t really yield the answer, so I figured I would compare the two files for any lacking code. Sure enough.

    In my case the .htacceess file from inside /blog lacks a first line I had in the root .htaccess:

    AddHandler php5-script .php

    Which likely is present due to my provider allowing to select php4 or php5 via the hosting control panel.

    Once I restored my original .htaccess file (which included the 8 lines of required wordpress code by the way) the preferences permalinks page returned.

    Hopefully this will help resolve the problem for somebody with the same issue.

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