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  • If you try to go to a page within the WordPress system that doesn’t exist:

    It always redirects the user to the wordpress index. How can I get rid of this functionality? I find it annoying and useless (how does that help a user who doesn’t know their page doesn’t exist?). It is overriding my htaccess 404 Not Found error and I would rather have that handle unfound pages, not WordPress.

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  • OK, basically I have established that I want to stop WordPress being able to write anything to my .htaccess file. I went into wp-admin/options-permalink.php and set $writable to always be false, but that did nothing.

    Well, then set .htaccess’s permission to 444 or something.

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