WordPress is by far one of the best blogging platforms because of its easiness to use, easily available plug-ins and moreover the open source availability. I would later write an article on setting up a WordPress blog for free on a free aws instance.
Now lets move on to the topic.
A permalink as the name suggests is a permanent link or a permanent url to your blogs and posts. You can observe the url bar while reading this post. Here https://www.wst.space/riddling-with-wordpress-permalink-setup-issues/ is the permalink of this post. WordPress allows us to customize the format of permalinks. You can do this on wp-admin: Settings>Permalinks.
When the permalink format is changed your path settings will also be changed. For example I changed my settings from Month and Name to Post name. That means Initially this post’s permalink was https://www.wst.space/2018/05/riddling-with-wordpress-permalink-setup-issues/ and now it is being changed to https://www.wst.space/riddling-with-wordpress-permalink-setup-issues/.
So this change of settings should be informed to the server. Otherwise the server won’t understand where to look for the particular post. Ideally WordPress will tell the server to make necessary changes while we are saving the new permalink setting by writing it to a .htaccess file. This can be viewed by logging into your server and go the directory containing WordPress installation.
$ cd /var/www/html/
Now use your favorite commandline text editor to open the .htaccess file
$ nano .htaccess
If everything went well, you have successfully changed your site’s permalink.
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