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  • Resolved ChgoGrrl99


    Ok, I’ve read a lot of permalink codex and the some of the suggested “other resources.” So much so, I’m getting a bit confused.

    So, if you don’t mind, I’d just like to make sure I have all the steps correct.

    I went to Dashboard – options – permalinks and selected the second option – date-post name. Then I viewed my site, clicked on a test post I made to test the new permalinks and got a page saying not found on server. I assume this means I need to do something like suggested in codex and add a .htaccess file to my sub-directory. WordPress is in its own sub-directory ( but it is the top level domain when people go to (did I express that correctly?)

    I should tell you now that sub-directories, code etal is all new to me. Just learning.

    Please tell me if I am correct in thinking I need to add a .htaccess file and if the following steps are correct.

    1. I go off-line, open a text editor, create a blank page and name it .htaccess taking off anything like “text” added by the text editor.

    2. I open filezilla, click on .htaccess file, click on properties, enter 666 in the box, upload to my server.
    Because WP is my main site, I make .htaccess its own sub-directory. My file manage currently looks like this:


    and after doing this it will look like this:


    Then, I go to dashboard and change to the date/postname option. Update.
    Then I go back, use filezilla and change the permissions to 664.

    Is this correct? Did I miss anything?
    Thanks for your help

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