I have seen this question asked several times here, but never clearly answered.

I suspect it has something to do with my .htaccess file:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^moreinfo/(.*)$ http://www.kgstiles.com/moreinfo$1 [R=301]
    RewriteRule ^healthsolutions/(.*)$ http://www.kgstiles.com/healthsolutions$1 [R=301]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)\.html$ $1/ [R=301]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)\.htm$ $1/ [R=301]

when I check the URL without a forward slash at the end, it registers as 404 (even though it renders fine in a browser), but when I write it without the forward slash at the end, it renders 200 OK, but if I try to take off the forward slash with the .htaccess file, the browser gives me a 310 error (too many redirects)

you can see the 404 and 310 with this url: http://www.kgstiles.com/pureplantessentials.html which redirects to http://www.kgstiles.com/pureplantessentials/ (which is a 404), so what is a solution and why might this be registering as a 404?

Any Help is appreciated! (I'm using WordPress, BTW)

  • 1
    I don't get a 404 on those pages with or without the slash, nor do I get a redirect loop. Can you describe in more detail how to reproduce this?
    – s_ha_dum
    Dec 11, 2012 at 15:46
  • 1
    I agree with s_ha_dum, the page itself does not appear to return a 404. However, one of your images on that page does... "kgstiles.com/wp-content/themes/Ostmosis2/images/menu-bg.png"
    – MrWhite
    Dec 11, 2012 at 23:12

1 Answer 1


The page in question (kgstiles.com/pureplantessentials/) is not returning a 404 header response. It returns a 200 response which is correct and what it should return for pages that contain content that you wish to be accessible to visitors.

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