How to enable WordPress permalinks on

On WordPress’ page about using permalinks, it gives steps to enable “pretty” permalinks. I have non-shell hosting account at, and I had use only .htacceess to make it work. Even though the WordPress’ instruction says you have to set FileInfo directives allowed, but I found that it actually causes Internal Server 500 error.

I had the following piece of code in .htaccess, and now it’s working fine.

# BEGIN WordPress

Options FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

Alpha version of Playgrounds R Us is launched

I’ve been working on it for three months or so, and it’s gotten to a point where it’s usable. It’s my first Ruby on Rails application, and this was a lot better and easier than when I tried to learn it a few years ago. That’s not to say it was that easy. I certainly have stumbled a lot, but web has been good to me. Any road blocks, I can always search for a solution online. Also many plugins have made my life very easy. I’ve resolved many issues, and I wish I could have made a record of how I resolved them. In fact, I will try to do that in my next several postings. I have found those instructional blog posts very helpful, and hopefully I will contribute some back to the community.

Website: Playgrounds R Us

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