I'm having a bit of a problem setting up pretty permalinks on my LAMP server. Its Ubuntu 12.04 with apache2 btw. I think apache is set up correctly for mod_rewrite but not sure. Latest WP version.
I have WordPress permalinks set to Custom structure : /%category%/%postname%
When I hover over a link to a post I get a sensible looking link. ie :- http://www.robsbots.co.uk/uncategorised/tester but this throws up a 404 when clicked.
The post was generated before I changed the permalinks setting in wordpress and set up apache to use mod_rewrite. Not sure if this matters though.
Really I need some advice on how to start tracking down the problem.
I have access to all files for wordpress and apache configuration/virtual host configs etc.
I think the host files are correct but not sure.
I generated my own .htaccess file from the one on the wordpress codex.
Any advice would be most welcome.