permalinks without index.php (8 posts)

  1. missmog
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello there !

    I have a blog running here :

    I would like to use the following permalink structure :

    but it doesn't work at all :-(
    URL rewriting is activated, but still have this issue :-(

    any help ?

    thanks in advance...

  2. Justin Tadlock

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Have you read through this entire guide and the links it points to?

    Are you on an Apache or Windows server?
    Is your .htaccess file writable?

  3. Roy
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Don't use permalinks without anything numerical, since your site may be broken! I use /post-id/postname. Something with css files that cannot be found and I can tell you from experience: you don't want that!

  4. Justin Tadlock

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Gangleri, that sounds like you have some type of problem. You don't have to use any numerical element in your permalinks. I know of plenty of sites that don't. Plus, we shouldn't force users to use a particular type of permalink structure.

  5. Roy
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Using only %postname%
    If you use postname as the only element in your permalinks to create a structure such as example.com/post-title, the rewrite rules may make it impossible to access pages such as your stylesheet (which has a similar format) or the /wp-admin/ folder [is this true in WordPress 2.0+ versions?]. It's best to include some numeric data (e.g. the post ID or date) in the permalink to prevent this from happening. Additionally, WordPress v1.2.x requires the use of a date structure in order for some features, such as the calendar, to function properly. /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ is always a good start.

    It's still in the codex.

  6. Justin Tadlock

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Gangleri, I guess I've never read that before, or either skimmed over it. Thanks for the link.

    I have used that type of structure for some demo sites before and use it on my localhost. Never had a problem with it.

  7. Roy
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had the very problem described and the worst part is, is that the admin no longer works either. I "backspaced" back and solved the problem, but in that time somebody on the forum closed his/her browser or something and that's when the fun starts. My advice since is: walk the save way or at least be warned (you notice instantly when things go wrong and only then you can change it back). I'm not sure if this still applies to recent versions of WP, but since it's still in the codex, I'm not going to try!

  8. missmog
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've read the codex.
    the URL rewriting is working for my other blog which is on the same host account :
    I've edited the .htaccess, but it doesn't work for :
    I don't have any clue on why it works for one, but not for the other.

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