WordPress permalinks with Apache

    

The permalinks have been configured to work with Lighttpd here .

Now, if you want to do it with Apache (here the 1.3.29 OpenBSD patched version), here are the directions.

Enable the rewrite module:

# vi /var/www/conf/httpd.conf
(...)
# rule-based rewriting engine to rewrite requested URLs on the fly
LoadModule rewrite_module       /usr/lib/apache/modules/mod_rewrite.so
(...)

Enable the FollowSymLinks option and FileInfo directives:

# vi /var/www/conf/httpd.conf
(...)
<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride FileInfo
</Directory>
(...)

An .htaccess file is automagically created when the pretty permalinks are enabled from the WordPress' admin interface ; if the www user has the right rights on the directory. If not, you can create it yourself:

# vi /var/www/htdocs/.htaccess
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

If you ever wanted to allow WordPress to make modifications to the .htaccess file, you would:

# chown www:www /var/www/htdocs/.htaccess

That’s All Folks!