Hello from Australia which we now call home! Sorry for the lull in posting, we are now back in business!
Are your permalinks broken, regardless of the version of Wordpress you try? I kept getting 404 “page not found” errors after using a custom structure in the permalinks.
I initially attributed this error to Wordpress as I had encountered several permalink issues with it in the past. I started out with Wordpress 3.0, upgraded to Wordpress 3.0.2 (the latest current version available) and later downgraded 2.8, still without success. After a hours spent troubleshooting, I finally suspected it could be the WAMP server I was using on my development machine.
The issue is that in WAMP Server 2.0, the “mod_rewrite” module is disabled by default in WAMP, and this is required for custom permalinks to work properly. Enabling it will fix the 404 issue:
- Start WAMP Server 2.0
- Left-click on the WAMP icon in your task bar
- Navigate to: Apache > Apache modules > rewrite_module and left-click on it.
- You’re done!