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updating permalinks?

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I'm almost finished with my site and a friend told me I should change the permalinks so they are relevant to the page you are in. I found a widget (Permalink Redirect) that changes them automatically to a page name but of course it doesn't work! I get a 404 page error and it only goes away when I deactivate the plugin. does anyone know a different way to change them? or are there other steps I should take before? thank you so much! any help would be amazing!

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Rather than using a plugin, you can go to Settings > Permalinks on your Dashboard, then select "Day and name" under Common settings, and then save. That way, you posts and pages would automatically contain names rather than numbers.

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hi Catrina, I tried that just a while a go and is giving me the same 404 page error. :(

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i tried again and I'm getting this note, not sure what to do with this. "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." <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule>

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What the note is saying is that you have to copy and paste this code and paste it in the file named .htaccess in the root directory of your installation. Either that or contact your hosting provider about making that file writable, they'll know what you're talking about.

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You need to create a new file called `.htaccess` and copy that text into it, and upload it to your blogs directory. Thats `.htaccess` NOT `htaccess.txt` or `.htaccess.txt`

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got it! thank you guys! enjoy your sunday evening!

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