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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 ^(.+)$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1/ [R=301,L]

This forces all requests to /wp-admin through SSL but it is breaking a wordpress plugin which needs to access wp-admin/admin-ajax.php.

Is there a way to adjust the rule so that it will allow non encrypted requests to that one file?

thanks!

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This forces all requests to /wp-admin through SSL...

Actually, no it's not. As the code-comment states, it simply "adds a trailing slash to /wp-admin". It only targets URLs that end in /wp-admin, so it already excludes the URL wp-admin/admin-ajax.php. There is nothing more you need to do to these directives.

If wp-admin/admin-ajax.php is being forced to HTTPS then something else is doing that (possibly even WordPress itself).

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1/ [R=301,L]

Aside: The RewriteCond directive is not required here. This could arguably be simplified with just a single directive (which would also be more efficient):

 RewriteRule ^(.+/)?wp-admin$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI}/ [R=301,L]
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Add an additional condition before your rule that does the redirect to https:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

Which will prevent the rewrite/redirect from occuring for this file

  • The current rule already has a condition that matches a specific URL, so this URL is already excluded! (Both can't be true.) – MrWhite Jul 1 at 22:52
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Have not tested it, but this should do it...

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
Redirect /directory/file.html http://domain.com/directory/file.html
  • thats for a folder. Will it work for a specific file URL? ALso, wouln't it be RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/somefolder$ ? – codecowboy Nov 2 '10 at 15:24
  • @codecowboy - Sorry, I was under the understanding you wanted it done for the entire directory. I have modified my answer. – Jeremy Nov 2 '10 at 15:47
  • Redirect is part of mod_alias, not mod_rewrite. However, even if you change this to use RewriteRule, it will still result in a redirect loop. – MrWhite Jul 1 at 22:50

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