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How to remove trailing slashes from URL with .htaccess?

The situation Across the entire domain, we'd like the URLs to hide file extensions and remove trailing slashes, independent of the domain name itself (as in, works on any domain). Sample of our ...
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Redirect www to non-www using Apache htaccess does not work

I have this in my .htaccess (modified from the default Drupal .htaccess): RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.website.com\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 [L,R=301] In theory this ...
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Forcing SSL and www in .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to force SSL and www. I've been able to force both separately but together I keep running into redirection issues. The following code works when handling a URL in this format: ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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htaccess and 301 redirects - multiple domains

I have the following which redirects mydomain1.co.uk and mydomain1.com to www.mydomain1.com perfectly. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(.*)\.mydomain1\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html ...
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mod_rewrite rule for wildcard subdomains?

Sorry if this has been covered, I can't find anything on this specifically. I have wildcard subdomains on (*.mysite.com) I need a mod_rewrite expression for this rewrite: bob.mysite.com => ...
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Redirect non-www to www while preserving protocol

I am aware of the fact that there are tons of questions in this section and in server fault dealing with re-directions from non-www to www URLs. But I couldn't find one dealing with this issue while ...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

I have this .htaccess files: ErrorDocument 404 /index.html <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) ...
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“File does not exist” in apache error log

This is an example of an error in out log file: File does not exist: /var/www/website/female, referer: http://www.website.com/female/dresses/A-Dress-Black "/female" doesn't exist, because we use ...
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Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?

On a section of my site, I am currently using .htaccess rewrites to put the ID as part of the URL instead of in the query, like so: RewriteRule ^([a-z_]+)?/?tours/([0-9]+)/(.*) ...
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Switch to https

I'm looking to use an .htaccess file to use mod_rewrite to switch the protocol from http:// to https:// when someone hits my website. For instance, once someone goes to: http://www.mywebsite.com/ ...
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Remove extension from URL using a rewrite without resulting in a redirect loop

On the server, I have a file (on the filesystem) called page.html, which I want to be accessed as site.com/page So if someone goes to site.com/page.html, it should 301 redirect to site.com/page I've ...
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RewriteRule not working for certain URLs

There are a few domains pointing towards the same server, and of course I need them all redirect to only one of them. Redirects work, but only for certain URLs. What works: http://www.domain.com, ...
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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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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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RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx

I need to rewrite URL's of this form: /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx to: /change-email/?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxx I've done this in my .htaccess: RewriteCond ...
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Google can no longer fetch pages after successful URL rewrites using an .htaccess file

I tried to rewrite my URLs so they no longer have the .html extension. But when I did this (successfully) Google can no longer crawl my pages when I use "Fetch as Google". Instead, it returns 404 ...
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Force www. on multi domain site and retain http or https

I am using CakePHP which already contains an .htaccess file that looks like: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^$ app/webroot/ [L] RewriteRule (.*) ...