I've just moved to self-hosted from WP.com, and installed a security plugin (Bulletproof Security, the most popular one on the plugins page) that involves access to the .htaccess file. However, the plugin is alerting me that it can't find the file, and indeed there isn't an .htaccess file anywhere I can find.
but the first solution seems to be aimed at problems with an existing .htaccess file, not one that doesn't exist in the first place. I was also a little confused because the first solution said it wasn't recommended to do it.
I set up my permalinks to be 'pretty' (under Settings > Permalinks) on the first day I installed WordPress, but the file still hasn't been created.
Anyone have any ideas of how to create this? I have no idea what it is, just that my security plugin wants it and some other people have had similar problems without a solution I can see (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/no-htaccess-file).