How to Configure Permalinks in Local WordPress Installation

Written by Pavan Kumar on March 16, 2009


If you are have a senior readership here 😉 , you will mostly know the wordpress installation on desktop. I used that ONLY to design themes in a fast environment, but never bothered about having permalinks in a normal way as we have on all wordpress blogs around. Someone recently mailed me about how to change the permalink structure on local wordpress installation. Here is how you can do it.

After you install wordpress on local desktop, check if you have .htaccess file, I think you don’t have, create .htaccess file and make sure it is not read only.

Now, open [wamp installation folder] / bin / apache / apache [2.2.8] / conf and find the file httpd.conf. The elements in [  ] may change on your installation path and version.

Open httpd.conf and scroll to #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/ remove the # in the beginning.(Line 116)


Now, restart your wamp server.

Login to your wordpress installation, goto Settings > Permalinks  and modify the permalink structure and you can have permalink structure of your choice.


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    Pavan Kumar completed Engineering in Electronics and Communication in the year 2008. He is very enthusiastic and keen to work on different aspects of computer, internet and mobile related fields. The articles here reflect his creativity. This blog was started as a showcase of solutions for different problems and today it has got a good reputation in the blogosphere. Read More...

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