Re: pretty permalink type change gives me a 404 error
You need to create a file called
.htaccess in your forum root. Be sure the file starts with a period, and this only works if you’re on an Apache-based web server. IIS will not repond to this.
Point your browser to
bb-admin/rewrite-rules.php and paste the output of that screen into the file called .htaccess in your forum root. Now change the setting in the bbPress admin. Hopefully all will be well with that setup, but if not, post here.
For example, if your forum is at
http://www.example.com/forums/ then you need to point your browser to
http://www.example.com/forums/bb-admin/rewrite-rules.php and grab the output of that to paste into your new .htaccess file. Also, I think that only works if you’re logged in as keymaster. I don’t think you can just do that on any bbPress site.
Also, you might need to put this at the top of your .htaccess file:
Some hosts won’t work without that (like mine for, 1and1.com).