my blog is not in the root directory - and Im using a theme (tiga-06). It's located in http://www.mydomain.com/wp/wp-content/themes/tiga-06.
When the pages such as "about" display, they do so as http://www.mydomain.com/wp/?page_id=xx
I wanted to have it display as http://www.mydomain.com/wp/about (or about.html)- instead of page_id.
it's privately hosted, and I had copied the .htaccess info after changing the permalink option to date and time. There is an .htaccess file already in my root directory. I affixed the given code from wordpress admin area at the end of this. nothing happened. then it occurred to me that perhaps it belonged in the tiga-06 (theme) directory - so I put a different .htaccess there with only the given code, but the CSS for the page disappeared after doing that, leaving a big mess.
I can't understand WHY this is so complicated.. I know I'm not the first to want to do this - but none of the replies are simply put or fully explained (with examples). I do hope someone can offer me information. Thank you.