WordPress: Permalink page on admin interface appears blank

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Published on: August 20, 2014 by Vipin R.N

WordPress: Permalink page on admin interface appears blank


Officially, Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. A permalink is what another weblogger will use to link to your article (or section), or how you might send a link to your story in an e-mail message. The URL to each post should be permanent, and never change — hence permalink.Permalinks would help us to retrieve an article from a huge collection and its the most important significance of it. In this article, I’m going to describe how an issue with the wordpress permalinks blank page can be fixed

The Permalinks page in WordPress Administration panel appears to be Blank


Whereas it should be like 



Related discussions on WordPress forums suggests that a function got_mod_rewrite would be corrupted in the file wp-admin/includes/misc.php . It seems that the function was returning a false negative to mod_rewrite being installed.


File to change : wp-admin/includes/misc.php (Make a copy before you edit)


functiongot_mod_rewrite() {
$got_rewrite = apache_mod_loaded('mod_rewrite', true); 
returnapply_filters('got_rewrite', $got_rewrite);


    functiongot_mod_rewrite() {
    $got_rewrite = true; 
    returnapply_filters('got_rewrite', $got_rewrite);

Check Line #2 for the difference. In the Edited version, we force the response to true as we know mod_rewrite is installed.

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Vipin R.N

Vipin R.N

Vipin is a no-nonsense, disciplined guy who ensures that everything is carried out with the highest level of perfection. Apart from his great coding skills, he is quite interested in advanced server administration, issue analysis, documentation and training. In-depth knowledge in international politics, ammunition and automobiles makes this hard core Manchester United fan, one of the most referenced personalities in the entire team.

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