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  • I wanted to change my redirect settings for the archives so they are by the title of the post. It says I have to change something in the .htaccess file. I am not completely stupid but I can’t seem to find this file. Am I supposed to write it myself? Could someone help me understand what I am supposed to do? Thanks!

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  • Yes, you create the .htaccess file yourself, and it’s normally (for WP rewrite rules) in the root WP directory. Since I’m not clear on whether you have existing rewrite rules or not, I’ll just assume you don’t. 🙂
    All you need to do is go into your admin screen->Options->Permalinks. Use the tags displayed there to generate the rewrite rules. Y ou then cut and paste the generated rules into your text editor, and save it as .htaccess. Upload, and that should do it.
    (Note: this requires mod_rewrite to be installed on your host’s server.)

    Ooops, that was me.

    what is mod_rewrite?

    Apache is a webserver, that is, an application that serves web pages upon request. It uses a module (add-on) called rewrite to help with rewriting the URIs of requested pages. That module is called mod_rewrite.
    will give you more details.

    Thanks for all your help, I have it working now!
    I am having to learn so much to be able to make WP work like I want it to, but it is so much fun!

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