I am so not getting this. (Two days and many hours now. And have tried everything (except for editing Apache--which is beyond me) I found at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/26121.)
I'm using WordPress 1.5.2.
My file structure is http://www.wellnessU.org/Mind-Body-Spirit-Bulletin
Mind-Body-Spirit-Bulletin is the WordPress installation file.
I am trying to create the following simple permalinks:
I enter that into the Structure box on the Edit Permalink Structure page at http://www.wellnessu.org/Mind-Body-Spirit-Bulletin/wp-admin/options-permalink.php.
I click Update Permalinks. (Incidentally, I much earlier created an .htaccess file with permissions set to 666 at http://www.wellnessU.org/Mind-Body-Spirit-Bulletin/.htaccess).
WordPress 1.5.2 does not automatically create an .htaccess file for me nor update my htaccess file but tells me to do so. So I copy and paste the code from the box into the .htaccess file and save.
Go to http://www.wellnessu.org/Mind-Body-Spirit-Bulletin/ and click on the title of the first (sample) post on the page and I am taken to the Edit Permalink Structure page at http://www.wellnessu.org/Mind-Body-Spirit-Bulletin/wp-admin/options-permalink.php.
Time for me to stop doing the same old things over and over that are getting the same old bad results and ask for help.
My host tells me I DO have mod_rewrite.
I DO have an .htaccess file in my domain's root directory which is controlling another program. Could that be a conflict? And, if so, how to resolve?