I have just done (another) fresh install of WordPress, trying to get the permalinks working before adding content.
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1) Once installed, I immediately changed permalink structure to /%postname%/
2) I then made a new post category, and a new post assiged to it, called Test post.
3) On clicking Test post (user end), you get a 404 not found, and has the correct url i.e. /postname
4) If you put the permalink structure back to default, the post then loads with the url /?=4
This is what I can't figure out, and I can't see anything anywhere that indicates this should be a problem at this stage. There's no plugins installed, just a straight WP install with the Digital Farm theme, but I've activated the default one for the time being.
Any thoughts apppreciated.