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  • I just completely reinstalled wordpress to the latest version.
    The reason I did this is because of memory problems and no access to permalinks. I tried everything out there and nothing helped. So I decided to reinstall, in the process losing a lot of data because back up was not working either.

    Now I reinstalled WordPress 3.0 and still have no access to permalinks. I am now doing it again. No active plugins, no nothing, just a fresh install. I even sent the entire directory to 777 permissions to make sure it was all open and still nothing.

    After I went the 777 route I could only access the empty blog at the TLD but not the admin page, anything other than TLD caused a 500 error.

    Can someone please try to help me out with this?

    Thank you.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    You have an ongoing memory issue by the sounds of it.

    Try contacting your hosts.

    Well, the memory issue is now taken care of, I am no longer seeing any errors. But now on a completely clean install I still get nothing with permalinks.

    When I go to Settings>Permalinks, all I get is a gray background with all else on the left.

    Take a look at these screen shots
    images one
    image two

    First image is from the top, the second is the rest from that point on to the bottom.

    I’ve been with the same host of a very long time, and I’ve never had these problems before. What’s mind boggling is that this is a clean install.

    I deleted everything including a .htaccess, I now created a new .htaccess file but it is empty, I was hoping WP settings would fill it with whatever necessary.

    If not, what should I manually enter into it?

    Have you installed on a new and clean database?

    Check the source code for any errors that might be printed. Is this the only thing that doesn’t work?

    Yes, I installed on a new DB, checked for errors, nothing, it’s off because it’s a clean install.

    When I load an old backup file, it all goes back to issues with memory exhausted error but when I don’t, memory is all good but I still can’t access permalinks.

    In fact, I installed WP 3.0 on a different host and same problem.
    I had this issue in the past with many of the same errors popping up, so I figured it must be a bad plug in, now I’ve eliminated this completely and still same issue.

    Any help?

    So can anyone help me out with this?
    I now know this isn’t a memory problem.

    I can do a clean install of 3.0 and still can’t access permalinks?

    I have checked the source when I install a fresh copy and there are no issues that I can see. It’s a fresh copy.

    What could this be?

    So I reinstalled into a different directory as in rather than just root.
    I installed 2.9.2 went to permalinks and it sort of worked.
    It gave me the typical “WordPress uses dots, dashes, etc, etc” but would not actually display the options, once I upgraded (auto update) to 3.0 I get the same blank screen as before.

    If anyone has any ideas, it would be great.

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