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Pretty URLs don’t work

  • Hi,
    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.

    Thanks in advance,
    Luke

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  • 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.

    PathInfo-Pretty-URLs ( http://localhost/WP/index.php/category ) do work btw, but WP generates links pointing to a ‘real’ pretty URL

    I tried to set the Permalink Structure to “/%category%/”

    Why would you do that?

    That would attempt to give every post in a category the exact same url. Unless there’s more to this, I can’t for the life of me see how that would work as a post permalink URL.

    Suppose you went to your Permalink page and checked the “Date and name based” option. Does that work?

    Just to confirm what HandySolo said: ONLY with “category” it won’t work.
    Furthermore re: Windows:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Using_Permalinks_Without_mod_rewrite

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