WordPress, Permalinks, Mod_Rewrite, and Avoiding 404s

I made a mistake in changing my WordPress permalinks, but by the time I’d discovered it my blog had already been indexed. Fixing the permalinks meant breaking those indexed URLs, leading to a bad user experience, but leaving them as is wasn’t really an option. Last night, after getting 404’d while using Google to search […] » about 400 words

Enabling .htaccess On Mac OS X

I do a lot of web development on my laptop. I’ve got Apache and PHP there, so it’s really convenient, but I usually move projects off to other server before I get around to wanting to mess with mod_rewrite. Not so, recently, but I ran into a big stumbling block when I discovered OS X’s […] » about 200 words