I seem to be having an issue when I want to change the default permalink setting in Wordpress to a custom setting (i.e. /%postname%/). Whenever I make the change, my site no longer works (I keep getting a 404 error messages).
I looked into it a bit and think it may have to do with my .htaccess file. The issue is..well, I don't seem to have an .htaccess file! I have enabled my FTP client to show hidden files and there doesn't seem to be one in the directory I installed Wordpress. Should Wordpress have created one during my install or do I have to manually create one?
To be honest, I'm no whiz when it comes to server related issues so I'm not really sure what to do. Can I just create my own .htaccess file and put it in my directory? What information do I put in the .htaccess file?
I have looked over a related EE post created a little while back but a solution never came up:
Also, as a reference, here is some info on Wordpress Permalinks:
Under the heading "Using "Pretty" permalinks", there are some details on issues with .htaccess and permalinks.
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.
P.S. BTW - not sure if this affects anything but my site is using Zeus web server