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  • HELP! The permalinks for will not turn pretty. I’m running it at on Linux and have followed the instructions carefully. I am new to WordPress. This is what I’ve done…

    I changed htaccess to 666 and added
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    to the htaccess file

    then put this line in the Permalinks Custom

    every time I tried to put

    into the Custom Line it moved the / to the front of the line like this:


    which bombs out with a 404 error code. When I just put


    in it works okay but no pretty permalinks!

    And when I tried the index.php option that did not get me pretty permalinks either. I’m clearly missing something…
    PLEASE HELP!!!! You are marveous!

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  • Moderator Andrew Ozz


    WordPress Dev

    I’m not exactly sure what you mean by “pretty”, but your permalinks seem to be working ok. Or perhaps you’ve already fixed them?

    well you could just add .html to end to make it look pretty. its an illision but it works. just do this


    On the permalinks setting page you should never put the URI (/http:/ in any field!

    Thanks for your comments, but the permalinks do NOT show post date or name, that’s what I want really want to achieve for SEO.

    See, here’s what I put in the Custom Structure Line:

    and using index.php did not bring them up as well. All I get is archive/year/month – that’s not a complete pretty permalink like what’s described in the WordPress SEO suggestions.

    The day and post name are in the files somewhere, for some reason they are not being picked up and displayed as the examples show.

    PLEASE HELP!!! Many thanks…

    You may want to clear your cache – all your permalinks work for me.

    Moderator Andrew Ozz


    WordPress Dev

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Same here. All the permalinks I checked are working fine.

    VBG 😉 Oouch! Thanks so much, I said I was new… Blessings to all of you!

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