OK, So I am trying to update my permalink structure and it comes up with an error saying it can't write to my .htaccess file and I need to update it. Well, I have no .htaccess file, and I even made my hidden files viewable...as it turns out I have NO hidden files at all. I have used cyberduck and filezilla just to make sure it was not a program issue. I created a .htaccess file in textedit and uploaded it into the blog directory but that just ended up breaking my site and my back end as well, so I have deleted the file and all is well again.
The thing is I really want to change my permalink structure and there is apparently no way to do it without a .htaccess file. Any thoughts or suggestions?