I have been posting hacklog.in blog articles on Facebook for some time. The URLs do not look nice when the address finish with something like ?p=858. A web link such as https://hacklog.mu/enable-mod_rewrite-in-apache is more readable than https://hacklog.mu/?p=858. To get a human readable link you need to change the permalinks settings in WordPress. Just go to Settings > Permalinks and select the format you want to use. Apart from the default all other formats require
mod_rewite to be enabled. The latter isn’t enabled by default in openSUSE.
To enable mod_rewite you need to edit the Apache config file.
Search for the line containing APACHE_MODULES.
APACHE_MODULES=”actions alias auth_basic authn_file authz_host authz_groupfile authz_default authz_user autoindex cgi dir env expires include log_config mime rewrite negotiation setenvif ssl userdir php5 reqtimeout deflate authnz_ldap ldap wsgi”
Add rewrite to the APACHE_MODULES list and restart apache.
systemctl restart apache
Make sure you have the directive
AllowOverride All set in your apache/vhost conf. WordPress already has
RewriteEngine enabled in your site’s .htaccess file. Here’s a sample setting :