I tried to set the Permalink Structure to “/%category%/” via the options, saved it, he told me “Permalink structure updated.” – no errors – but the permalinks just don’t work. There isn’t even a .htaccess file. I’m running WP locally on a windowsmachine so it can’t be the permissions.
You sure the htaccess isn’t hidden ?
I think i am correct in saying you need the htaccess file for permalinks to work. Change you ftp software to show hidden files and make it htaccess writable [ 666] and update the permalinks again. Then set the htaccess file back to 644
I’m using WP locally on windows so I don’t need FTP. There is no hidden .htaccess. There is no .htaccess at all. I tried to create an empty .htaccess so WP can write into it – but it stays empty. Still WP doesn’t provide any errormessages.