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Permalink problem in The WordPress Loop

In How to Build a WordPress Theme, in The WordPress Loop, we're supposed to update the permalinks to use post name (instead of the default showing the ID numbers) -- I did that, but I'm getting a 404 when I try to view the Blog page (or the Home page). If I set it back to the default permalink, it's fine again.

I've tried a clean .htaccess, I've tried adding category and tag base options (read on another forum that could help), I tried clearing out the cache, nothing worked. What am I missing?


1 Answer

Matthew Dilello
Matthew Dilello
6,203 Points

It's most likely due to Apache rewrite_module not on. I ran into the same issue and then enabled the module from WAMP. Look for the settings to enable rewrites in whatever local webserver package your using.

Ah, beautiful -- thanks Matthew -- that was it. (I'm using WAMP, too.)

11,349 Points

Thanks Mathew ... fixed and running again.