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    Wordpress Permalink Settings

    I am using the latest version of Wordpress 3.7.1 and I've managed to create a quite a lot of pages and posts, with a theme that I like.

    Everything was going great until I noticed that the URL was always something like this http:/website.name/?page_id=2

    Thereafter every page I visited ended up with ../?page_id=#number

    I've had a look at permalinks and I set it to 'Post name' from the default selection so that every page gets listed with it's page name - and not an ID number.

    Ever since that change every page I visit in my website (bar homepage) always gives me a 404 error. I can see it is a very common problem when searching for a solution on the int'net, which there aren't any.

    The things I've tried so far are:
    • Different version of Wordpress. I had an old copy of 3.3.1 and this still produced 404's on every page
    • Used the default theme in versions 3.3.1 and 3.7.1 that comes bundled with Wordpress and I still get the 404 error
    • Tried editing the .htaccess file but I haven't any ideas what I'm doing in it



    I know many of you are using Wordpress on your websites and I could do with your help immensely.

    I've invested so much of my time into Wordpress that the website could near enough go live.
    Last edited by Chuckster; 20th November 2013 at 04:02 PM.

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    it appears to be putting the page title in the url here

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    How do you mean?

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    Have you checked the wordpress forums? Loads of support there (they're really excellent) and this is something that comes up a lot. Using pretty URL's as they're called means you need to enable the MOD_REWRITE module in Apache or whatever you're using. Do a quick search for permalink/pretty url on the WP forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Have you checked the wordpress forums? Loads of support there (they're really excellent) and this is something that comes up a lot. Using pretty URL's as they're called means you need to enable the MOD_REWRITE module in Apache or whatever you're using. Do a quick search for permalink/pretty url on the WP forums.
    Holy SMOKES! You the man! Appreciated!

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