WordPress: Permalinks, Clean URLs and .htaccess

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QUESTION
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We are trying to setup Permalinks and Clean URLs for our WordPress site, and need to know how to setup .htaccess on our Windows Hosting account.

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ANSWER
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From the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Settings, Permalinks
Under Common Settings, set Custom Structure to:
/%postname%/

Then add a .htaccess file to the root of your web site with the following contents:

# BEGIN WordPress
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

# END WordPress

 

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