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    I tried to ask this question before, but no one sufficiently answered it. If I am working on a local host, can I not change the permalink in WordPress until I upload it to the internet? Right now, my permalinks look like this:


    And if I leave it like that, I can click on whatever I want to and it will work. But if I change the permalink to:


    And also change the linking in the HTML to match, it does not work. I get a message saying, “404 Not Found: The requested URL /projects/ was not found on this server.” When it clearly does exist, because I just changed the permalink to that, but all of my links are broken. So, do I have to wait until I upload my site to the internet to change the permalinks?


    Can I ask you what localhosting are you using? Did you try to install Xampp? Or reinstall it if you’re already using it? Or trying a newer version?


    I am using WAMP. I am also talking with some other guys over on the WordPress forum. They are saying I need to make a mod_rewrite module in my httpd.conf file under Apache, but I have no clue on how to do that.


    Yup, it’s all about the mod_rewrite!

    Just have to enable it. Sometimes you might not have Apache enabled as well, but I can’t imagine that being the problem here.

    Do some searching on “enable mod_rewrite wamp”, I’m sure there are some instructions out there!


    Problem solved. I went to this website:

    And I figured it out. Boy, I never would have guessed that that was what I was supposed to do. Thanks, guys!

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