[itdiscuss] WordPress and permlinks
ddaugherty at precept.org
Wed Feb 1 10:01:18 EST 2012
I'm not a regular WordPress admin so this may be a simple question to
those who use it.
I have a site (hosted in a LAMP environment) that does not have
permlinks enabled and no .htaccess file.
When I enable permlinks Wordpress creates the .htaccess file.
I can then browse to http://website/friendly-name if I type the specific
However, if I just type the base URL http://website I get a bank browser
page and the forever spinning icon indicating the page is loading...but
never does. I can then disable permlinks and the site works fine again.
I have other sites (not wordpress) hosted on the same server using
search engine friendly URLs so mod_rewrite is for sure enabled on the
Any clue as to why permlinks work when tying the URL directly but then
the base URL for the site doesn't load?
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