WordPress: only homepage works, permalinks not working

This is annoying. Ported a WordPress installation from a web server to my Mac, but the homepage is the only WordPress page that loads. No permalinks work.

The solution, in my case, and hopefully for others too, was very simple:

mod rewrite was disabled. Whoops.

sudo nano /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

Remove the # from in front of the mod rewrite line. There’s a good chance that’ll be the problem!


Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, so I thought I’d get cracking again.

If you’re interested in web development, gaming, or dogs, hopefully at various points there will be something to interest you. If there isn’t, well – go and explore. There’s plenty of tubes to find things in.

I’m James, I’m a web developer. I work for a technology company who makes whizzy things. I find blogging to be a good way to remember things I’ve found useful that I’d otherwise forget.

That’s it for now. Bye!