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#5595
Brian Kirk
Participant

Ah ha!
I fixed it by changing the .htaccess file from:
# BEGIN WordPress

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

# END WordPress

to

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /index.php/$1 [L,QSA]

That fixed the permalink problem after changing its prettiness.

Then going into Settings/Reading and selecting my first menu item (Welcome Page) as the First Page; that starts the site on the right page. I also republished all the pages.
I got the .htaccess code from a guy in the USA
There is hope! (after 4 days of carpet chewing.
Brian
PS I used the “WordPress Database Backup” by Austin Matzko to do the DB backup, easy to use and it can email you the backup, magic!

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