My ISP changed the hosting for my Wordpress blog and everything stopped working. There was a DNS issue but they resolved that, but then every page apart from the home page returned a 404 error.
When I checked the permalinks page (
/wp-admin/options-permalinks.php) in wp-admin I saw the following:
If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. Click in the field and press CTRL + a to select all.
Adding what it listed (via my ISP's file manager) fixed the problem but got me wondering.
What I'd like is for the
.htaccess file be writeable for wp-admin.
I know that the file should not be writable for everyone and I would keep the permissions as restrictive as possible to keep things secure, I'm just interested in making my life easier.
However, I note the that the permissions on the file are:
So what permissions do I need to set to make the file writeable by wp-admin, but not by anyone and everyone? Or is it some other permissions on the server that need to be set?
I can manually make edits through the ISP's file manager interface so it's not as if I can't update the file at all. It's just that it could get to be a pain if I have to keep doing this.