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Permalinks again (7 posts)

  1. tari72
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress. I've setup a new site and want to activate pretty permalinks in my site.
    Problem is every time i set it to custom with the /%postname% or http://www.guymoving.co.il/%postname%
    I get the pretty permalinks on the page name but the page I get is the main page.
    I know this subject was talked about a million times but couldn't find a solution.
    My site is hosted on IIS7 platform.
    Every time I set the pretty permalinks i get notified that the web.config file wasn't updated and I have to update it manually which I did (not sure I did it right).
    PLEASE help me get rid of those number in my page's names.

  2. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You should not put your url in the permalink window.


  3. tari72
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I know.
    I tried both /%postname% and when it didn't word I tried with the URL.
    Still no success.

  4. keyaspects
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you need to set your permissions on you .htaccess file

    see this post http://wordpress.org/support/topic/htaccess-file-not-writable?replies=8

    if you are able to log into your platform you can edit the htaccess file from there. edit as in change the permissions so that wordpress can write to it.

  5. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There are special considerations here as htacess does not work on a windows server.

  6. tari72
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can you give more details about the special considerations you mentioned.
    As you mentioned htacess is not a windows server file.
    I believe web.config has that functionality for the windows servers.

  7. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @tari72 Yes, web.config is what you use. I was just telling keyaspects that the htaccess doesn't work.

    Did you read this, http://www.kylecaulfield.com/permalink-for-wordpress-iis-6-mod_rewrite-fixed-free, a link in the permalinks link above.

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