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  • Resolved Jon123456


    If I go to Settings>Permalink, I notice this message:

    If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. Click in the field and press CTRL + a to select all.

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    Does that mean I have to manually copy that code to my root .htaccess file? If so, do I paste it at the top or where?



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  • You have posted in the wrong section. This has nothing to do with the bulletproof security plugin and is about pretty permalinks. Do you have pretty permalinks enabled on your blog? Want to have them enabled on your blog?


    @tomontoast – Actually, I believe the poster is on the right track here… the error message indicates that the .htaccess file is not writeable.

    BPS gives admins the ability to lock down the WP root .htaccess file. There is a setting in the BPS panel under “edit/upload/download” that allows one to lock/unlock the .htaccess file. The newest BPS actually has an autolock feature (which if upgraded to, might solve the issue…)

    I’m just another BPS user, so don’t hold me to any of the above πŸ™‚ But, do check out that lock/unlock setting to see if it helps.

    Its relevant because I don’t know if BPS kicked out these settings when I clicked the create htaccess file and so manually need to add them back in.

    Plugin Author AITpro


    Yep WayneM1 is exactly correct.

    @jon123456 – You will find extensive help info in the Blue Read Me Help buttons and also here >>> i tend to keep my answers fairly short in the WP Forum so if you would like extended answers then please post in the BulletProof Security Forum >>>

    WordPress and BPS create .htaccess code. BPS incorporates the default WordPress htaccess code and adds security filters to it – so when you are using a BPS .htaccess file then you are actually already using WordPress .htaccess code. πŸ˜‰

    I did a search in the htaccess file and all lines recommended in that WordPress Permalink settings page are in the htaccess. Thanks for your excellent support.

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