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I'm on a fresh install of WP and I just made a couple test posts. However, when I click on the post to view the 'single' page, it shows a 404. Furthermore, from the dashboard, when I go to the edit screen for that post and click on 'view post', I get the 404 page again. Any ideas on what can be wrong?

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lots of things could be wrong - have you activated permalinks? –  ptriek Dec 4 '11 at 13:57
    
Yes, it is set to /%category%/%postname%/ –  John Dec 4 '11 at 14:05
    
I just changed it back to the default permalinks and it worked. But then I changed it back to /%category%/%postname%/ and it's not working again. Hmm... –  John Dec 4 '11 at 14:17
    
can you post the contents of the .htaccess file in the root? –  ptriek Dec 4 '11 at 14:26
    
I also tried deactivating all of my plugins but no change unfortunately. Also, I just tried viewing a newly created page and it just goes to the home page but with the title of the page showing in the browser. –  John Dec 4 '11 at 14:27
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Seems like you're not the first one having this problem, you might want to check WordPress permalinks Yahoo hosting(no .htaccess allowed)

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Thank you. That worked. Although having index.php in the middle of the url is pissing me off. –  John Dec 4 '11 at 14:46
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