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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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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Is it possible to check the case on Apache redirects or aliases?

I have a big website (15,000 pages) with a log list of redirects (about 800) that have been used in marketing pieces for years. My Apache server has been running mod_rewrite for the past 10 years or ...
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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 ...
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Apache mod_rewrite rule to convert URL of page, keeping parameters same

I sent out a link in an email that had a typo in the URL. I need to make a quick change for tracking purposes so that any incoming hits to the URL are instead parsed to another URL. From the link ...
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mod rewrite condition !-f being violated

I am using Wolf CMS, which is served by PHP. I want to redirect /index.html to /index.php. I put the following in .htaccess: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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mod_rewrite to change parts of a URL causes infinite loop error.

I moved my website to a new CMS and some of my URLs look different now, so I want to delete a part of incoming URLs so that links to my page still work properly. The old URL looks like: ...
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Verify 2 cookies with mod_rewrite before serving images

I have the following mod_rewrite rule, which works fine in my Apache 2.x on CentOS 6 Linux machine, but is not complete: RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !id RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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Override .htaccess from parent directory

I have a local LAMP stack (without the MySQL. LAP stack? Anyways..) and I am using this as a development environment for a production website. The site is placed in a sub-directory of the Apache2 ...
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Is it possible to force a directory index to display even if an index file exists?

On my Apache server I need to display a directory index of a given folder even if it already contains an index file that has been defined in DirectoryIndex. In this case an index.html file exists, but ...
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How to make mod_rewrite work transparently?

Following is the content of .htaccess file <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks Options +Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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.htaccess 301 rewrite rule not working

I had made the page the-book.html in wordpress site, later changed the name to about-the-book, now i have written the .htaccess file as **RewriteRule ^the-book.html$ ...
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Using env variables with RewriteRule and ErrorDocument

I'm having problems with the following while config. my Apache server to Rewrite some urls. SetEnv PATH_TO_DIR /directory RewriteRule ^%{PATH_TO_DIR}/([a-zA-Z0-9_\-]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9_\-\.]+)/?$ ...
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What's the “^” in RewriteRule Statements?

I keep seeing the ^ character in RewriteRule statements in a context that doesn't fit with the usage specified here. For example: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ $1.php [L,QSA] What does it signify?
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Redirect all urls to a subfolder

I have several old, broken urls that looked like this: http://www.easyjob.net/partners/whatever.html I would like to redirect them all to http://www.easyjob.net/partners/general/ The following rule ...
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mod_rewrite prevent repeating backreference

I am trying to match a single reference in a URL to pass to a script, while retaining the rest as the path to the script. For example: #/scripts/paramater/foo/bar.php should call ...
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just another mod_rewrite question

from the url xxx.yyy.site.com just need to redirect to xxx.site.com Thanks for the help, sorry I have no regex/rewrite foo.
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Google Analytics when 404 handler is used as 'mod_rewrite'?

I'm consulting on a web site which in order to provide clean URL's uses the 404 handler to catch what would otherwise be a 404 and serve the correct content. In case that's not clear the 404 handler ...
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Mod Rewrite not working

I am trying to get the URL www.mysitedomain.com/blogs/displaynamehere to show what is in the directory at www.mysitedomain.com/blogs/blog.php$display=displaynamehere So thanks to the people who ...
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How to make parameters look more attractive

I'm making a blog site and instead of the users blogs being called /blog?display=username I would like it to just be a sub domain such as mysite.com/username How would I be able to make the first ...
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Optimal way to implement very big redirect list in Apache2

I have about 6000 URLs that need to be redirected after changing the CMS. All those URLs are stored in a DB table together with an ID that allows me to tell what is being referenced. Using this table ...
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Apache mod_rewrite for multiple domains to SSL

I'm running a web service that will allow people to create their own "instances" of my application, running under their own domain. These people will create an A record to forward a subdomain of their ...
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How do I get mod_rewrite working with typo and wordpress?

I've some trouble with typo3 (mydomain.net) and wordpress (mydomain.net/blog/) using mod_rewrite. First I was running a typo3 installation which uses mod_rewirte without trouble. Now I'm trying to ...
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clean urls and differences in hosts

I am developing a relatively static website, where I want to be able to access each page without typing .html (or .htm or .xhtml ...) at the end (/about not /about.html). I am developing using the ...
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Mod Rewrite change extention of a page

i want to mod rewrite change extension of any page to what i want. for ex. i want change index.php to index.abc is it possible with mod rewrite?
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How to internally rewrite a page when requested from specific HTTP_HOST

I have a Drupal site, site.com, and our client has a campaign that they're promoting for which they've bought a new domain name, campaign.com. I'd like it so that a request for campaign.com internally ...
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Issue with permanent redirect implementation

I have a tricky problem related to 301 redirections I badly need help with. I tried to implement these via .htaccess, but ran into trouble. The start of my .htaccess looks like this: SetEnv PHP_VER ...
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URL Rewrite to subdomains?

say i have a website with /article.php?id=1&category=Minecraft&Name=Lorem+Ipsum and /topic.php?category=Minecraft how would i setup url rewrite to make the topic pages being ...
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htaccess rewrite problem

Maybe is best way to show my problem in one example. In my .htaccess : RewriteRule ^catalog/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/ ...
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Apache Redirect based on directory name

I'm trying to use one install of Kohana to manage two separate sites rather than just duplicate the install. I have directories like this: applications/ app1/ app2/ The .htaccess I have ...
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htaccess 301 Redirect with URI

How can I write a .htaccess mod_rewrite rule to redirect all traffic to a specific subfolder to a different subdomain, but include all the trailing URI and url structure and in a SEO friendly way. ...