Been playing with WP for a long time, and never really encountered any trouble with it. But today is different.
Have been asked by a friend to sort their wordpress out, and me being me said "yeah sure, no worries!".
Wish I hadn't!
So to the problem.
Wordpress 2.84, freshly installed.
Got Mod rewrite installed, and the allow overides is on "all" and .htaccess is in the webroot, is writeable, and wordpress can write to it. So I trust that works. I have conducted a mod_rewrite test with some files I use to test, and indeed the server does respond as it should do.
I have created a series of pages, and the permalinks are set to http://www.mydomain.com/about or /home or whatever, and in permalinks structure settings I have it set to custom: %postname%/
All I get when I view a page, is the template, with a 404 error, "page no longer exists" in it. I switch off permalinks, and visit the page with the /p=13? (eg ;)) url and sure enough our data is there.
So what to do, I turn my hand to the might of the WordPress support forums and beg for assistance.....Im very sad..... :(
Thanks in advance all, any help will be greatly appreciated.