When I access my site using www.example.com/blog it redirects to example.com/?/blog.

How can I remove the question mark, so that the redirection just goes to example.com/blog?

My current .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

# Removes index.php from ExpressionEngine URLs
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^GET.*index\.php [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/system/.* [NC]
RewriteRule (.*?)index\.php/*(.*) /$1$2 [R=301,NE,L]

# Directs all EE web requests through the site index file
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]
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    Can you share your .Htaccess current code and website URL? Do you using php or wordpress? Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 5:57
  • My current htaccess can be access on, copasin.com/c/h/56165162eeece and my website url is jefryd.com I'm using ExpressionEngine Core. Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 11:17
  • The code you have posted should not redirect requests for /blog (they are internally rewritten). Only if you made a direct request (not an internal rewrite) for /index.php?/blog would it be externally redirect to /?/blog - at least according to the code above. So, there would seem to be something else triggering this redirect, or you are seeing a cached response?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 0:18

1 Answer 1


Notice that you are rewriting URL to: /index.php?/$1. After this rewrite is done, the server removes index.php from URI. Thereby generating that URL. Just remove the ? from above rewrite.

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]
  • Oh ok i get it. But if i remove the ?, it would appear No files input specified. How can remove the index.php include the ? it self? Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 0:09
  • "After this rewrite is done, the server removes index.php from URI." - although the RewriteCond that checks against THE_REQUEST prevents this from happening. Only direct requests to index.php should get the index.php removed. (?)
    – MrWhite
    Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 0:13

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