mod_rewrite is a URL rewriting module for the Apache web server. It is commonly used for so-called "pretty" URLs because of its ability to redirect on the server side (transparent to clients and their browsers), but also provides the power and flexibility to perform various request handling tasks ...

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.htaccess two different rules but only one per time

I'm rather new to the whole .htaccess thing and I'm using the following right now to use 'pretty url's': <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d ...
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Rewrite img and link paths with htaccess and serve the file from rewritten path?

I have a static mockup page, which I want to "customize" by switching a variable used in image-src and link-href attributes. Paths will look like this: <img src="/some/where/VARIABLE/img/1.jpg" ...
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Transparent PHP script execution using mod_rewrite

I am looking for a solution for this a problem: I need that every HTTP request (method is irrelevant) in Apache http server would be served only after execution of specific PHP script. This is needed ...
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Mod Rewrite - url rewriting

I am very new to mod rewrite. I need to redirect any user with "citzenhawk" parameter in their url to my url for example ...
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.htaccess rewrite www to non-www and remove .html

I need rewrite rules to redirect the following: http://www. to http:// /file.html to /file I've tried using a combination of these but each time it results in a redirect loop on one of the ...
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rewrite url for articles with htaccess

I've had a look through several other questions to see if i could get this working but have had no success at all at the moment so i'm hoping someone can help. This is the url i currently have, ...
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How to silently auto-load from a subdirectory, but allow internal paths to think the file is located at site root?

I have files in my site root, and also files in its "Iternet_IE" directory. I need to: 1.) be able to call/include other files (e.g. headers or footers) from within files at either of those ...
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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://site.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://site.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and عنوان-الخبر is ...
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How to use .htaccess to show smarter URLs

I'd like to ask how can I call the page www.domain.com/index.php?page=somepage and make the browser show the user in the URL bar the address www.domain.com/somepage/? How do I do that trick?
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mod_rewrite to edit cookies conditionally

Is it possible to use mod_rewrite to modify values in cookies based upon a condition? I am completely new to HTTP, but I have tried a thing or two. The only regex I know is Perl-style, I hope it is ...
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How to use apache mod-rewrite to remove trailing semi-colon on cookie?

We have the following cookie set by a product: Set-Cookie: SSOCookie=T7ngsCmzC2FEq5p2a7o%3D; path=/; domain=.demo.com; We would like to use Apache to remove the trailing ; which doesn't match the ...
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Using mod_rewrite to rewrite URLs with question marks in them

This is probably a mind-numbingly simple question, but for some reason mod_rewrite always manages to completely befuddle me every time I interact with it. A long time ago when I set up my blog and ...
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wrestling with some rewrites for Apache

I have upgraded my gallery2 to gallery3, and notice that some links no longer resolve correctly. Since the proper way is to redirect these with a 301, that is the way I'm going. The following series ...
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When is the leading slash (/) needed in mod_rewrite patterns?

Here is an example from the Apache documentation for enforcing canonical hostnames: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ RewriteRule ^/?(.*) ...
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htaccess execution order and priority

Can anyone explain to me in what order apache executes .htaccess files residing in different levels of the same path and how the rewrite rules therein are prioritized? For example, why doesn't the ...
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.htaccess - lose the file .html extension

I'm having a bad .htaccess day! I want a user to be able to type the URL mysite.com/about instead of mysite.com/about.html On .htaccess file I have: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond ...
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Htaccess - Rewrite png to php file

I currently use trans.png.php?id=1&campaign=test to track my newsletter campaigns. I want to use trans.png instead as it's the src of an img tag. How can i do this in htaccess? Also is there any ...
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htaccess Rewrite Syntax?

I have a bunch of files with a "NEW-" prefix (e.g. "NEW-index.php"). I need to do a 301 redirect to the corresponding file without the prefix. I've tried a few things but I'm not getting the regex ...
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Redirect/rewrite dynamic URL to sub-domain and create DNS for subdomain

I have created an application in PHP, I would like to re-direct the following URL to corresponding sub-domain. Dynamic URL pattern: http://mydomain.com/mypage.php?user_name=testuser I wish to ...
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How to redirect a website from a folder to the root folder?

I was running a website on a folder (www.example.com/folder). The new version of the website is live and runs on the root folder. How should I redirect users who visit the website using the old URLs ...
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Link to pages on site without .html extension appearing in browser?

I've modified my .htaccess file to allow access to html files without having to include the extension on the end, for example: www.mysite.com/document directs to www.mysite.com/document.html ...
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Finding out what features of regular expressions are supported by mod_rewrite in Apache 1.3?

Is there a particular regular expression engine that is used by mod_rewrite on Apache 1.3? I want to know so I can get a list of supported and non-supported features.
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When using Mod_rewrite does google bot see the original url or the rewritten url?

If i use the bellow code in my .htacess file would google bot (or any other search spiders) see the example.tumblr.com url or would they see the same url as the user ie. example.co.uk/blog ? ...
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How can I test for a URLs existeance before redirecting to it?

I am using Apache's mod_rewrite to redirect mobile users to my mobile site based on their http_user_agent. However not all pages have a mobile equivalent. Also mobile pages end in .html and "full" ...
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WordPress mod_rewrite redirect specific folders

As a new user, I'm not allowed to post more than two hyperlinks here. So I have added a space after every http (ignore them and read as full URLs). System: Debian Etch, Apache 2.2 I have a WordPress ...
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Re-indexing website with clean URL's

So I have a website with URL's like this: http://www.domain.com/profile.php?id=151 I've now cleaned them up with mod_rewrite into this: http://www.domain.com/profile/firstname-lastname/151 I've ...
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apache rewriting url doesn't work(using godaddy hosting)

I'm using a framework to create my website(codeigniter) by default the urls are like this:mysite.com/index.php?/etc/etc/etc. And I'm trying to remove the index.php?, I tried to remove it by doing ...
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403 error with a 301 redirect in .htaccess

I wrote a rewrite rule for one of my pages. This rule is supposed to be for a specific single URL only hence the "static-ness". RewriteRule ^picks/categorizedPicks/126$ ...
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Having mod_rewrite not rewrite requests for a particular directory

I have many forward rules written in my .htaccess file. However, for the requests to a certain directory and its subdirectory, say wordpress, I don't want to use the forward rules. RewriteEngine On ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs?

My url is: website.com/profile/?id=24 I want it to be: website.com/profile/kevinlee The ?id=24 will be replaced with the username of the id=24 in the database How do I convert it to that?
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How to pass GET parameters to rewritten URL?

I have an .htaccess rewrite rule like this: RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENME} !-d RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1 What this does is, if someone visits ...
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301 redirects mirrored domain

I'm redesigning a site for a friend on my localhost. His old site is an .asp based site and we're replacing it with a WordPress site on LAMP hosting. The old site sits on domain A and also has another ...
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Apache HTTP redirect from a URL list

One of my web applications will be completely replaced by a new system. All URLs will change and thus external links would break. I want to setup Apache httpd to answer with proper 301-redirects to ...
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Create friendly looking URL's with mod rewrite

I want to make the pages on my site more search engine friendly by turning the query strings into meaningful looking page names. For example I have a page that is this: /search.php?c=18 I want it ...
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Redirect domain address to host address with cloaking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to redirect my naked domain? I have purchased a domain name with hosting. I would like visitor to my website http://www.smarttelecom.be to see only ...
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Apache rewrite to 404 except for matched query

I'm trying to handle logically simple operation, but apache rewrite does not handle my website's query strings requests. I heard it's does not do it eventually. Still cannot understand it's regex ...
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Looking for a step by step guide to URL re-writing with mod_rewrite and other methods

I'm looking for step by step resource about how to rewrite URLs and have a few specific questions. I've read the documentation on mod_rewrite in Apache, but I still find myself a little lost. If ...
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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from “.php” to extension-free URL's?

I've implemented a simple mod-rewrite rule that internally rewrites urls without a file extension (that are not directories) to .php files and removed the .php extension from all our internal links. ...
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Apache: use `foo.html` in preference to `foo/` when both exist

How to get Apache 2.2 to use foo.html in preference to foo/ when both exist? I'm moving a site from dynamic php to static html, while retaining the domain name. I've created a temporary mirror using ...
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.htaccess rule not working without HTTP redirect [R]

I am using the following .htaccess with Wordpress to remove index.php from the visible URL. This works but forces an http redirect so the URL changes in the browser window. If I remove the [R] it no ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs from my PHP pages?

I'm pretty new to this and was wondering how to turn my site URLs into SEO friendly URLs using .htaccess and mod_rewrite? My URLs take the form mydomain.com/index.php?pid=1&pagename=Some Page I ...
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Rewrite Issue on index.html

I have index.html on my html_directory on my website also I entered a rule as follows: RewriteRule ^index.html$ newindex.php It seems requests to my site is routing to my index.html file , my ...
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CMS Made Simple: Why does home page return a 404 under www subdomain?

Anyone know why my homepage wont load with the www prefix. Links such as www.mysite.net/about-us will load fine but www.mysite.net returns a 404. Everypage works including the home page if I ...
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Beginner's Apache mod_rewrite - use custom file for website root

Plain and simple - I want user to get main.php file instead of index.php, when he enters website. Such a straightforward task has caused me a lot of pain, and couple of hours googling. Following does ...
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Redirecting not working properly in Firefox 9 (or any older version for that matter)

How do I fix a redirect in Firefox so that it leads my site to another address but with a slash at the end of it? This is my redirect in .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^test\.mydomain\.com$ ...
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short and friendly URL for affiliate links

This is my first question here on Pro Webmaster... I'm really glad to be here! I believe this question will have a simple answer but I'm starting with htaccess and I want to learn something about ...
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Why is this mod_rewrite redirecting my domain?

I'm trying to redirect all URLs past the "/" of my domain to an old.mysite.com version, but leave the mysite.com itself alone. For example, "mysite.com" -> "mysite.com", but "mysite.com/some-url" -> ...
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Apache rewrite rule for all pages after domain name

I asked this question on stackoverflow.com: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8466321/apache-rewrite-rule-for-all-pages-after-domain-name Sorry for redirecting, but I wasn't aware of ...
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How to block my images from being displayed by other websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is anti-hotlinking done? I have a lot of images on my site and I don`t want to let other people to use my images on their sites. Is there any way to block the use of ...
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apache domain redirect to subfolder

I have a hosting account with godaddy. Its a linux system running apache. The way they do their setup is your primary domain is the root folder. When you add a subdomain its in a subfolder of the ...