I have this url's for multi language system using php :

http://mydomain/ <-- default language english (en)

Now, for another page i have this url:

http://mydomain/article.php?id=xx <-- show article details
http://mydomain/article.php?list=all  <-- show article archive

Now, i need to create seo friendly url using php and htaccess Like This :

for index:

http://mydomain/  <-- for default

for article ie:(domain/lang/id/title.html)


for page:


for archive:


in htaccess i write this code for article :

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^articles/([0-9]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/?.html$ articles.php?id=$1

but this worked for one language not multiple language. how do can i create seo friendly url for multi language system?!

  • Can you clarify the last two sentences here? – dan Jan 20 '15 at 1:06

Try something like RewriteRule ^([en|es|ru|de]{2})/(.*)$ $2?lang=$1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L,QSA]

Where you'll want to replace [en|es|ru|de] with the all valid 2-letter language codes your site uses. This will then take whatever is after the language-code in the URL, and use that as the "main" URL, and then effectively append ?lang=es to the "actual" URL, though the user will not see this, it will happen in the background.

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  • this url not work for me: http://mydomain/es/news/2/ss.html – MeMoR Jan 21 '15 at 7:47
  • The rewrite I gave above will only handle 2 "parameters". The first for the language, the second for the filename. If you want to use an ID, you'll need to add a 3rd match (the parts in brackets). So if you want mydomain/de/news/2/ss.html to rewrite to mydomain/news.php?id=2&lang=de you'd need a rewrite like RewriteRule ^([en|es|ru|de]{2})/news/([0-9])/(.*) /news.php?id=$2&lang=$1 and then do that for each of your different URL structures (ie. articles, gallery, faq, etc. – nathangiesbrecht Jan 21 '15 at 19:10

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