Wordpress Permalinks - CentoOS 7

Hi All,

I can’t seem to have permalinks working on my CentOS 7 environment.

I have already created a .htaccess and I can see the Load Module commands done by Wordpress. I also have Mod_rewrite installed already.

Additionally, I have changed the AllowOverride from None to All under <Directory "/var/www/html">

I have also followed the Getting Started Series guide and the LAMP Stack Guide here.

Any thoughts?

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After much research, I found the solution:

  1. sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
  2. Type this in /AllowOverride
  3. Find the second one with <Directory “/var/www”>
  4. Underneath that write the following code:
<Directory "/var/www/">
    AllowOverride All

Thank you @CrypticDesigns for helping out too! Much appreciated.

Oh…I thought you did this already in the first post of your question. My bad, could have told you this earlier. Anayway good you got it solved, if you have any more questions you can come here again.

The webserver (apache in this case) needs to own the files of the website in the folder to be able to edit them.

So when you delete the .htaccess file, create a new empty one and let the apache server generate its .htaccess input you are sure its the right one. First let the apache server own the directory, execute

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/

Afterwards chmod the .htaccess file and then wordpress should be able to generate its .htaccess when you change the options in the backend.