I have the following rewrite rule to rewrite my old to new URLs:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/activity.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)/([0-9]+)/$ /$1/S$2/ [R=301,L]

It must also ignore /members, not only /activity.

How can I achieve that?

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    Have you thought about just adding another RewriteCond directive? (^/activity.*$ is the same as simply ^/activity - the last .*$ is not required.)
    – MrWhite
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 7:51
  • tbh, I did not know that I can stack them... thanks! Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 8:05

2 Answers 2


You can just add another RewriteCond directive:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/activity
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/members
RewriteRule ^(.*)/([0-9]+)/$ /$1/S$2/ [R=301,L]

Multiple RewriteCond directives are AND'd together by default. The OR flag can be used if required. I've removed the NC flag - unless you specifically need a case-insensitive match. As mentioned in comments, I've also simplified your regex slightly. .*$ says that the string can have any characters after the word "/activity", which is the same as a string that is simply prefixed with "/activity".

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    Oh, I somehow missed your explanation about the .*$, which was the reason for my post. +1 for you, I'm keeping mine for the OR option :)
    – Martijn
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 12:03

You can do this by adding another condition.

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/members [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/activity [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)/([0-9]+)/$ /$1/S$2/ [R=301,L]

Or, sometimes simpeler, use the OR of a regex:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(members|activity) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)/([0-9]+)/$ /$1/S$2/ [R=301,L]

I've removed the .*$ from your lines. That piece ment "any character (.*) untill the end ($) of the line. By removing that, you get the exact same effect, but more readable and I'm guessing it requires less resources because the regex is simpler.

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