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  • After spending ….. amounts of time seaching various support sites I still haven’t found out how to ‘update my .htaccess’ when NOT using version 2.0 or more recent versions AND using Mac OS X.

    My situation:

    Created a blog without downloading WordPress

    Trying SEO by creating a permalink structure /http:/%postname%/%year%/%monthnum%/

    I am stock with the knowledge that I should update the .htaccess file and that should consist in manually to copy-past the code given in the window at the bottom which is the following:

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

    However, my first challenge as I see it:

    Locating the htaccess file. Since I am not working from a webhost server where is this file located? Is it on my computer? I have searched to try to figure it out, however, not having found it I am beginning to wonder if it is possible to update the file at all considering the old version 1.0 I am apparently using?

    Hope someone can help me getting around in the 1.0 ver.

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  • Hi it looks like your site is on a blog site solution and not a stand alone hosting package. If you don’t have access to the the root of your site then you more than likely won’t be able to update your file.

    What I would do is move to your own domain where you can gain access to the site via ftp.

    Have you tried your hosts and asked if you can manually upload the file.

    Incidentally the file should sit in the root of your site and is created using notepad and then renamed to .htaccess once uploaded. It’s simple really when you can access your site via ftp

    Hope this helps


    Hi D,

    Thanks for your very pedagogic (and this is meant as a compliment 🙂 response. I have not yet asked my host. It may seems strange but sometimes you need to know quite a bit about the stuff you want to ask about before you’re able to formulate a question.. or at least that’s my experience. So that alone makes your answer helpful.

    I will seriously consider your advice and move it to my own domaine. I guess it will save me a lot of annoyance and frustration in the long run since I’m likely to come up with other ideas to improve or moderate my site. A change to my own domain will, however, imply choosing a different webhost solution than the one I have today. So it makes me wonder if there are any technical considerations in regard to the size or system.. anything… that might be of guidance in making that choice?


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