I just struggled to enable pretty permalinks in WordPress 4.5.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 running Apache 2.4.7. After enabling the permalink I wanted, all pages gave 404 errors.
requested URL ### was not found on this Server.
After troubleshooting permissions on the .htaccess file, I stumbled across the comment on serverfault mentioning that you need to set ‘AllowOverride’ to ‘All’ in
for the Directory /var/www/ like such:
<Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all granted </Directory>
But wait, there’s more! I have a multi-tenant setup, so I also had to go into
And make the same ‘AllowOverride All’ change in that configuration file.
All told, we needed to:
- Give WP access to .htaccess
- Ensure the correct code was being written to .htaccess
- Enable mod_rewrite with
sudo a2enmod rewrite
- Set ‘AllowOverride All’ in
- Restart apache with
sudo service apache2 restart