i read alot of atricles taking about this but i could fix my problem yet .. i want to make the permlink custom


and i searched for the .htaccess in the wordpress files and i couldn't find it so i created one and added this code

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

in the RewriteBase this name is the name of the folder of wordpress in my hosting , when i open my site the permlink changed as i want but when i open the page it gives me an error 404 Not Found error by the way i tried to choose the twentytwelve but its not working also , i added the .haccess file in the file mythemes in mytemplate is that the right place ??

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If your Wordpress installation is in the folder 'sitename', than this .htaccess should go in that folder. Not your theme folder.

From the Wordpress codex: WordPress's index.php and .htaccess files should be together in the directory indicated by the Site address (URL) setting on your General Options page (http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks)

  • you mean directly in the folder not inside any othe folder ??
    – sarah
    Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 8:25
  • its working thaaaaaanks alot Vivienne :)
    – sarah
    Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 8:26
  • You're very welcome. You might want to accept my answer, so that this issue shows up as resolved (Accepting Answers: How does it work?)
    – Vivienne
    Commented Mar 10, 2013 at 9:10

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