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Permalink Structure Problem

  • Hi
    When I go to my blog and try to view a post, it says “Not Found
    The requested URL /2006/07/30/not-able-to-do-blogathon-2006/ was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache/1.3.36 Server at http://www.stevenbao.com Port 80″

    My .htaccess has nothing in it even after I go into OPtions>Permalink and update it what is going on?

    Thank you

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  • My .htaccess has nothing in it even after I go into OPtions>Permalink and update it what is going on?

    Check the bottom of that page…

    I know that problem – it said that the permalink structure was updated and there was no notice saying something about it not being writable or something. There was no text box there.

    Thank you for your response.

    Delete .htaccess and try again?

    Didn’t work. Thanks

    If you are set to use permalinks and no htaccess is set up you will always get a 404 for a url of yourserver.com/2006/07/30/not-able-to-do-blogathon-2006/

    The trouble is that type of address is only possible with permalinks and url rewriting. You’ll get a 404 so long as htaccess is not set to send all requests for non-existent files and folders to the index.php of your WordPress root. Can you not create an htaccess file?
    Here’s a sample .htaccess
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    If WordPress is not installed in the root directory, this will need to be modified.

    I know that, but it’s not generating an htaccess.
    WordPress is installed in the root directory. When I tell it to update my permalink structure it tells me it is successful but nothing was written to htaccess.

    Thank you for your response.

    You could write an .htaccess file yourself. That’s what I do and prefer, rather than let WP attempt it.

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