At the bottom of the above page, there is a note that reads, "NOTE: If your application uses .htaccess files, you should change the AllowOverride None option to AllowOverride All. Find out how to move the .htaccess file content to the main server configuration file." I believe what was meant to be said was "If your application uses .htaccess files, you should keep or set AllowOverride to None and then move all of its contents to the main configuration file. Find out how..."
This is based on the recommendation given by Bitnami and Apache here: https://docs.bitnami.com/virtual-machine/infrastructure/lamp/configuration/configure-custom-application/
Thanks for that by the way!