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  • I was just trying to set the permalinks in WP3.0b1. When I press the save button I get the message:

    “If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isnโ€™t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. Click in the field and press CTRL + a to select all.”

    I checked my .htaccess permissions and they were at 775 as is the enclosing directory. I changed it to 777 and then saving of the permalinks works fine. I change it back to 775 and it doesn’t work – I get the same error above.

    What should I be doing properly?

    I’m uncomfortable leaving permissions at 777. Isn’t that a bit dangerous?

    2nd very closely related question: Permissions for directories, wp-config and .htaccess seems to be a never ending adventure. I see a lot of posts questioning this. Why does this problem come up so often for so many people?

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  • On an additional note, what I’m doing is trying to move over my FTP Blogger/BlogSpot blog to WP3.0b1. I set my permalink to custom:


    and shiver me timbers but it actually works! Bravo to WP.

    Still, I do have the questions about the permissions above as I want to understand this… A deep, burning, desire. I’m missing some key bit of knowledge that makes this click.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    If you’re savvy with editing hidden files, set it back to 644 and leave it alone.

    The only time WP needs to write to it is that first time, and frankly, I prefer to keep my locked and safe(r).

    I’ll go back to that. Thanks for confirming.

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