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  • juliat72


    I changed the permalink structure to be /%category%/%postname%/ and added the htaccess:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /comments/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    This is exactly the same as I have done on 6 other blogs, some on the same server as this new one but for some reason this makes the pages, categories, tags, etc all produce page not found errors and now when I try to log back into the admin area it says it is an invalid username.

    The hosting company have deleted the database and uninstalled WP, reinstalled it and if the permalink structure is left on default it works fine but I changed it again as above and it has done exactly the same thing. There are no plugins installed and it was left on the default theme.

    Now if this was my first blog or even the first one with the hosting company I could maybe think I or they had done something wrong but I just really don’t understand this at all.

    Any ideas or suggestions??

    Thanks in advance

    [edited site info as install screen was showing up]

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  • juliat72


    I have since posting this uninstalled and reinstalled yet again but nothing I do seems to change the fact that when I make the alterations to the permalink structure that it stops working.

    Any ideas please?



    Why do you edit the htaccess yourself? WP does that for you when you change the permalink structure. What if you deleted the part from the htaccess that you added yourself, just change the permalink structure and see if that makes any difference.

    What you could also check if this particular installation has everything that’s required for “pretty permalinks” (writable htaccess and root folder, mod_rewrite, etc.).



    It has been installed on a server that has several other WP blogs so everything is in order there. As for the htaccess I have tried leaving WP to write it, adding it myself, completely started from scratch three times now and nothing is making it work!!!

    Help me before I go totally insane!!!

    I have the same problem. PLEASE someone help!

    Strange thing is in our case we can still enter the blog and it’s frontpage but the links to single post view (when clicking on title or comments of a post) does not work, it doesn’t seem to have connected the new permalinks to the posts.

    Any suggestions?

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