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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#11000 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

No .htaccess file is created in root dir upon 2.8.5 install

Reported by: reidwalley Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Permalinks Keywords: htaccess
Focuses: Cc:

Description

No .htaccess file was created in the root dir upon v2.8.5 installation. It was automatically created on all of my previous installs, including v2.8.4.

Change History (1)

comment:1 sivel4 years ago

  • Component changed from Filesystem to Permalinks
  • Milestone Unassigned deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The .htaccess file is not created automatically upon installation. The .htaccess file is generated after you select a permalink style other than "Default" from Settings->Permalinks. A .htaccess file is not required for use with the Default permalink style which as the name states is the Default when WordPress is installed.

If you are not seeing being created after you go to Settings->Permalinks, select a non Default permalink style and click "Save Changes". If you see a notice at the top of the screen under where it reads "Permalink Settings" that says "You should update your .htaccess now." you will need to scroll to the bottom of that page and copy the contents in the text area into a file called .htaccess and upload it to your website, placing it in the directory where WordPress is installed.

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