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  • Hey guys, I’m having an issue with my permalinks and have no clue why. This hasn’t happened before.

    Anyway, I’m using 2.7.1 on a local setup using Wampserver 2.0h (the latest release).

    For some reason my phpmyadmin had locked me out even though I wasn’t using a password, so somehow I effed my db up and just started over with a fresh install of Wampserver and WordPress. When I immediately install wordpress, and immediately go to permalinks and change away from the default (http://localurl/?p=123) to not only Custom (/%category%/%postname%/) but ANYTHING other than the default, I’m getting a 404 error? I mean, this is with a fresh install of wordpress 2.7.1, no plugins installed, and no posts other than the default that comes with a new WP installation.

    This is what the .htaccess file shows:

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

    # END WordPress

    and phpinfo() is showing under the apache2handler that mod_rewrite is in the “Loaded Modules”.

    I don’t understand what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated.



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  • Figures, I’ll figure something out 11 minutes after I make the post, even though I have been struggling with this for hours.

    Anyway, I don’t know if this is the only/best fix for it, but if anybody else has this issue.

    I opened up the httpd.conf file and found:

    <Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride none
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

    and changed the AllowOverride none to AllowOverride all.

    Hope this helps someone else before they spend hours of aggravation on it.


    I’m having an IDENTICAL problem.

    I’ve just installed wordpress freshly on godaddy (using their auto instal feature) and made a post… then realised I should set the permalinks to /postname/ but got 404’s, and I presumed this was because I’d already started doing stuff.

    So I deleted everything and created a wordpress install and DB freshly once more, and this time changed the permalinks away from their defaults immeadiately, but STILL get 404’s… it’s rendering my hosting POINTLESS unless I can fix it..


    am having the same issue. I tried editing .htaccess, altered 404, misc.php and all. But till now its not working. Could you help me? I could not find the file you were telling.

    Thanks. Mine is wp 2.8.4

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