No, it’s not in the download as it can be subtly different depending on where you’ve installed WordPress.
You don’t need on until you’ve changed your Permalinks to anything besides “default.”
Is there a specific issue or question you’re having?
I also am looking for the .htaccess file. I’ve setup Filezilla to show hidden files and do not see it anywhere. I am troubleshooting the Media Uploader and this post: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/164999?replies=1
wants me to make changes to the .htaccess.
Are you saying that there is no .htaccess file unless I’ve created one or changed my Permalinks? If that is the case then there is no .htaccess file and I need to create one. Is Filezilla just not letting me see it even though I have the Filezilla settings correct?
I do not want to create an .htaccess file, upload it and overwrite an existing one I cannot see/find.
Are you saying that there is no .htaccess file unless I’ve created one or changed my Permalinks?
When you change your Permalinks from the default, keep an eye on the bottom of that page. If WordPress can’t create the .htaccess file directly it’ll display a message and tell you what should be manually done.
I created a .htaccess file, successfully FTP’d it to my server and it did not solve my problem with Media Uploader, an issue for another thread.
I still cannot see the .htaccess file with Filezilla even though I have view hidden files selected. I changed my permalinks as a test and the change was successful.
Any idea why I cannot see the .htaccess file on my server? I’m sure I will need to alter it at another time.
Where are you hoping to find your .htaccess? It should be in the root directory of your blog installation.
I’m working in WordPress 2.2.3, which was supplied to me by my web host — I’m gradually changing stuff and will upgrade as I learn more about this system, finding out about directory paths and all that.
I also didn’t get a .htaccess file in the installation, which puzzled me, as it’s mentioned in the ‘simple’ instructions, but just glossed over as something that existed. I had no problems with the blog installation until I tried to change the permalink format. After that, the system couldn’t find any of the files on the server, and I couldn’t publish! Luckily I remembered what I had changed, and finally found the purpose of the mysterious missing file.
Read a very rude note in another thread which told me to manually create a blank file with that name.
When you’re trying to learn this terminology, they could make the whole thing a little more friendly to newcomers. I’m not totally computer illiterate, but have never encountered PHP or SQL. Dealing with all of this is not as easy as the advertising says!
Oh yeah, which directory should the blank .htaccess file go into?
Has anyone thought to do a web search on .htaccess? No – I didn’t think so. It sometimes won’t be seen because it doesn’t HAVE a filename – it is in itself an “extension”, which is why it is preceded by a “dot”.
There are literally hundreds of hits on google for .htaccess and what it can do, how to set one up, where it belongs, etc. There is simply no such things as an .htaccess file that fits everyones needs.
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