A URL rewrite engine is software that modifies a web URL's appearance (URL rewriting). Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, or search engine friendly - SEF) are used to provide shorter and more relevant-looking links to web pages. The technique adds a degree of separation between ...

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redirecting some parts of a url

ok let me try once again this link [www.mgdezigns.com/cards/festive_silver_purple_ornament_holiday_cards_postcard-239887577090743570.html] needs to be redirected to ...
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What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
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Caching of JS and CSS files – Apache mod_headers doesn’t take effect

As suggested by an answer on SO, I'm trying using a version number on my JS and CSS files so that the browser will only make a request when the JS or CSS version number is changed in my PHP file. To ...
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htaccess rewrite doesn't work

I'm trying to redirect url's in my /joomla/ folder containing "rsform" to the same url but except for /joomla/ /formulieren/. However my tried .htaccess rewrite doesn't work. I tried: RewriteEngine ...
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Using a .htaccess to RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have a couple of specific URLs that I want to display differently on my website, like this: RewriteRule ^contact$ contact.php To get ride of the ".php" extension. And to be SEO friendly (to ...
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RewriteRule to send all URLs with `mod` in them to the `moderator` directory

I have a .htaccess file in the root directory of my project, that contains all the rewrite rules for the site to functions. Most of these rules belong to the mod section of the site, and only two of ...
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What is the SEO-recommended method for using underscores and dashes in URLs that contain geographic locations?

In reading through this article: In Subfolder & File Names, Use Dashes, Not Underscores Good: Good: http://www.domain.com/sub-folder/file-name.htm Bad: ...
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In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? [duplicate]

In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? If my site consistently links product page, and that product page shows a consistent canonical url, is there a real SEO doing this ...
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301 redirect + RewriteRule not working together?

I am using a 301 redirect to redirect a page to another page in the same website, which uses RewriteRule to hide the PHP variables in a friendly URL. My redirection code in .htaccess: Redirect 301 ...
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Changing www to point to non-www, instead of the opposite, using .htaccess

I'm switching servers and need to change the following RewriteCond and RewriteRule commands in the .htaccess file. Right now I'm pointing domain.com to www.domain.com using: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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“Syntax not understood” error in Google Webmaster Tools robots.txt analysis when I use RewriteRule

In order to redirect my www.site.com to non-www, I employed this bit of code found somewhere on the web. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.website.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 ...
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What are the pro and cons of using friendly URLs compared to query parameters (and vice versa)? [duplicate]

I am noticing that more and more sites prefer using "friendly URLs" over adding information as query parameters. For example: domain.com/product/3343/ compared to ...
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Redirect multiple cctld's subdomains to tld subdomain

I have a site I use for development testing on one of our development servers, it is hosted at dev.domain.com. I basically want to have www.domain.com, www.domain.ca, fr.domain.ca all point to ...
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Managing 404 error pages with noindex and url rewrite

Currently I use custom 404 error pages, having the following meta on them : <meta content="noindex" name="robots"> My guess is this way Google will remove deleted pages faster from the index, ...
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Where does one find syntax descriptions for IIS URL Rewrite condition input variables?

The need to understand what the variable represents and also perhaps examples of what it contains would be helpful. I've seen such postings for URL Rewrite of Apache in the documentation, but nothing ...
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IIS Rewrite Module 2.0 question

If I have to install "IIS Rewrite Module 2.0" on my machine for it to work, since my web site runs on a shared web server, does that mean that my host has to have this installed in order for it to ...
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URL Rewrite for SSL

I have SSL configured for a cart directory in my website. I'm having a very difficult time trying to configure SSL for a different directory within the same website. I ask the question on SO, and was ...
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rewrite url (redirection)

How to rewrite url: www.domain.com domain.com to www.domain.com/sell.html Were sell.html is already rewritten I need some kind of redirection.
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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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I need a little help with .htaccess rewrite

I need a little help with .htaccess file I have songs, singers and albums links I want to rewrite. I all ready rewrote the links and they are like this: the links for the songs is like this: ...
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mod_rewrite change . to -

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The urls would be similar to /my.products.htm on the new site we are changing the URLs to this /my-products is their a way ...
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.htaccess rules to rewrite URLs to front end page?

I am adding a new application to my site at example.com/app. I want views at that URL to always open myapp.php. E.g. example.com/app -> example.com/app/myapp.php and example.com/app/ -> ...
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Domain forwarding with url substitution in the address bar

I have a blog being served by a machine I have at home. Since the ip can change i set up a dyndns domain to always point to that machine. However, I purchased a more friendly domain (at godaddy.com) ...
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How to add an exception to this rewrite rule

I need to change this so that one file in wp-admin is not forced through https: # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$ RewriteRule ^(.+)$ ...
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Link re-interpreted by browser does not work

I have a problem with links generated by php, for example this link works: ...
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Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL

I'm trying to achieve masking subdomains to folders using .htaccess UPDATE for the sake of clarity: I Would like the user to enter the url: subdomain.example.com and stay in the same url while ...
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How to rewrite laravel /public directory [duplicate]

So by default the index.php is in the public directory. I want to rewrite the url so that abc.com/public/ becomes abc.com/ ?? I am very new to url rewriting ..
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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Hiding and redirecting extensions on my webpage

I want to hide extensions on my webpage using the .htaccess file. I have managed to do it by using this code; RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php ...
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How to redirect a subdomain to the main domain at a different port with IIS

I am trying to set up as following control.domain.com to http://domain.com:8880/ Plesk is running on that port. Infact if I would like any website hosted on the server if accessed with "control.*" ...
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Non existent image files are not being handled by PHP as they should due to ngnix configuration

I am currently building a web application. In order for it to work properly I wrote this rule: location / { if (!-e $request_filename) { expires 168h; add_header Pragma public; ...
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What rewrite rule would show the 410 (gone) status for removed forum URLs?

I have removed a forum system from my CMS and now I want to return an 410 status code whenever a search engine visits the former posts. I know that I have to use a number of Rewrite Rules to do the ...
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Should a website landing page redirect to user lang?

I have a multi-languages website where different versions are served this way: https://example.com/<language ID>/[...] The language is either detected from the client or specified from the ...
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Configure JBoss to handle the home page URL instead of requiring users to type a long URL

Question: Is there a way in JBOSS to have different URLs provided by the users resolve to other URLs; i.e. http://OurAppUat/ => http://OurAppUat/web/app?environment=UAT http://OurAppSIT/ => ...
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.htaccess rewrite rule domain alias doesn't work

I have a site called: www.example.com this is the main domain. Now I have a Alias: www.example2.com. I want that example2.com will be forwarded to a subdomain of the main domain to ...
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Rewrite Rule for Manipulating Query parameter - middle value in long Query Value

Trying to achieve Source - https://rrr.rrr.com/us/Product-Family/Products/c/Products/layout?layoutType=false&page=0&grid=true&q=:relevance:DriveType:Flash:ProductFamily:Prd 1 To ...
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URL slugs: ideal length, and the real SEO effects of these slugs

this question is addressed widely on SO and outside it, but for some reason, instead of taking it as a good load of great advice, all this information is confusing me. ** Problem ** I already had, on ...
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Apache URL rewriting with masking and includes outside of DocumentRoot

I have an Apache 2.2.15 web server with the primary site at /web/mybiz which corresponds to http://mybiz.domain.com. We now have a new subdomain http://abc.mybiz.domain.com with the homepage living at ...
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.htaccess URL rewriting friendly URL with 2 parameters, the second parameter is optional

I'm kind of stuck at this part and was hoping that I'd get some assistance. I'm building a highscores page in PHP, that's going great, it works. However, I dislike the idea of index.php?skill=name and ...
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Hide query parameters in RewriteRule

I have the following rule: RewriteRule ^farm-products/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/?$ products.php?$1&page=$2&what=$3&t=$4&cat=$5 The user sees: ...
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Apache URL redirection not working with mod_rewrite

I want to redirect the URL: http://example.com/site to http://example.com/~username/site I have the following in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^/site/(.*) /~username/site/$1 ...
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Masking / mapping URL's with .htaccess

I've recently been trying to come up with a way of masking the visible URL in the browser (so not 301 redirecting) and still show the same content as the original URL. Here is the scenario... ...
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URL for website with multiple currencies

It seems that most of the websites which handle currencies keep track of the current currency throughout the user browser session and not through the URL itself. This way, when sharing the URL with ...
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Allow (and correct the URL) when there is a special character such as %26 using IIS and the rewrite module

I'm struggling with a legacy app that uses special characters like %26 in the URL. The characters don't affect the app but can't be changed, so I'm trying to get IIS to deal with them. I've tried ...
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Rewrite URLs not working - wrong method or conflict?

I've been at this for about an hour now and I'm not having much luck. htaccess files are quite new to me, so I'm obviously doing something very wrong. Current htaccess content, which I need to keep: ...
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Web.config WordPress rewrite rules next to Magento

I've installed Magento on IIS in folder: E:\mydomain\wwwroot (I already have it all running correctly). I have no deeper folder magento, I placed all files directly in the wwwroot folder, so: ...
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IIS 7 URL Rewrite Rule using query string variable

Trying to create a URL Rewrite rule for IIS 7.5 to read the query string parameter and redirect requests to a new URL structure - for example: http://www.example.com/people/profile.aspx?dw to a new ...
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URL Rewrite in IIS 7.5

I have a web site (hosted on IIS 7.5) that has bindings to four URLs. Something like: www.example.com example.com www.example.net example.net What I would like to accomplish using URL Rewrite is ...
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One .htaccess file with rewrite rules for all domains

Our server is configured with multiple domains which reside in subfolders of the public_html folder. So domain1.com is located in /home/user/public_html/domain1.com and domain2.com is located in ...