I'm a wordpress newbie and in over my head, so please be gentle! I've got wordpress installed and am having trouble getting permalinks working properly.
In the permalink settings under options I entered-
Under Category base it says:
If your .htaccess was writable we could do this automatically, but it isnâ€™t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. I then pasted that content into a .htaccess file and uploaded it. It totally crashed the site. I then deleted it and am not sure what to do now.
I verified the shared server is running Apache and has mod_rewrite enabled. I'm us WP 1.5.
The blog is at http://flashpointstudios.com/homefixated/
If you click on a story link, it uses the right structure but doesn't actually pull up the link.
How do I get permalinks working at this point? Do I need to upload a new .htaccess file? If so, do I need to set specific permissions and paste the same content suggested in the permalink options page in admin?
Any help would be great appreciated.