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I am getting a 404 Error message when I try to use anything other than "Default" permalinks on [[LINK href="http://churchilltheband.com"]]Churchilltheband.com[[/LINK]].

I tried changing the permalink settings from "Default" to Post Name".
I tried installing the Custom Permalinks plugin vers 7.15.
I tried installing the Custom Permalinks plugin vers 7.14.
I tried installing WCS Custom Permalinks Hotfix ves 1.1.

Still no luck. I just want my permalinks to reflect the actual page or post names.

What are my options?

Here's a [[LINK href="https://www.evernote.com/shard/s9/sh/eb9467e3-41dd-4ba8-8de4-2a5f136fe8cc/4b0befeef4afbc7c1cc3d8ca7f7543bc"]]screenshot[[/LINK]] of the file structure in my FTP if it helps.

Answers (6)

2013-01-09

phppoet answers:

its a problem with your .htaccess file . I can help you if you come to skype
my skype id is phppoet

you must give temporary admin access and ftp access to me .

2013-01-09

Agus Setiawan answers:

Dashboard-> Setting-> Permalinks->

add this to custom structure : /%postname%.html

and change the value of your .htaccess file with this lines :

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


Ant Lively comments:

Hi Agus,

I'm a newbie and was unable to even find my .htaccess file. So I just accepted phppoet's skype invitation to resolve it. Thank you for trying to help..

2013-01-09

Luis Abarca answers:

maybe Apache mod_rewrite its not available ?

Please, show hidden files to see if .htacces exists, or create .htaccess file with write permissions (644)

2013-01-09

Asad Iqbal answers:

Please share your htaccess file here.


Asad Iqbal comments:

If you think that you are unsure about what we are talking then you can send me you ftp and WordPress access details with a temporary password. Else please share your htaccess file here. I think problem lies in htaccess file because your site links changes only when click any link, else it shows the default link on mouse over.


Asad Iqbal comments:

It seems you are using IIS server ! Please check the following article for windows server:

http://www.iis.net/learn/extensions/url-rewrite-module/enabling-pretty-permalinks-in-wordpress


Ant Lively comments:

Thanks for the help Asad but I ended up accepting phppoet's skype invitation so I could resolve it in real time rather than creating temporary password, etc.

2013-01-09

Arnav Joy answers:

are you getting any message that you should write folloiwng code to .htacess file ,when you save permalink at admin panel .
to see it scroll below at the page .

if this problem then permission of your .htacess is not correct.

2013-01-09

Monit Jadhav answers:

.htaccess file lies on the root for your website. If you are familiar with using FTP then as soon you login to your site you landup on the root folder. On some servers the root folder called public_html or www. the .htacssess file is in these folders. So once you locate the file download it and open it with notepad.

I would suggest you keep one more copy of the same file on your computer just incase you break anything. Once you open the file with notepad, remove everything in it by selecting all the text using CTRL+A then delete and paste the below text into it. then upload back the htaccess file. That should solve it i think.

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

# END WordPress

Let me know if that works or if any other problems arise.

Monit