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Update - Alright thanks everyone for your tests, it really helped. The code is good. My problem was not having absolute "/" links. (Due to moving from public_html folder).

Only 2 concerns i have now.

1.) Replace "^achilles" with "^([0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)" and thumbnails wont appear (parameter data is not being carried???)

2.) How can I make http://funkygames.co/games/achilles/achilles/1 become even shorter like http://funkygames.co/games/achilles Or are the parameters absolutely mandatory.

# Turn Rewrite Engine On
RewriteEngine on     

# Set the base to /games/ so we need not include it in the rules
RewriteBase /games/

#Rewrite for achilles.php?games_path=xxxxxxxxxx.yyy&category_id=zzz
RewriteRule ^achilles/(.*)/([0-9]+) $1.php?games_path=$1.swf&category_id=$2 [NC,L]

Where i learned: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pbAV6AU99I


SOLVED! Thanks to you guys. Solution:

# Turn Rewrite Engine On
RewriteEngine on     

# Set the base to /games/ so we need not include it in the rules
RewriteBase /games/

#Rewrite for achilles.php?games_path=xxxxxxxxxx.yyy&category_id=zzz
RewriteRule ^([0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/([0-9]+) $1.php?games_path=$1.swf&category_id=$2 [NC,L]

http://funkygames.co/games/achilles/1

  • A problem you have with your site is that you are using relative URLs to images, CSS and JS. When you change the URL structure you are changing what these resources/URLs are relative to and so they cannot be found. So, even if your internal rewrite "works", your site is still going to break. See this answer for more information: webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/86458/1243 – MrWhite Jan 19 '16 at 13:15
  • Thank you. This was the main problem. Not having "/" infront of directories. I now have: "funkygames.co/games/achilles/achilles/1" Is there anyway I can make it "funkygames.co/games/achilles" or is it a MUST that I include these parameters? I tried to replace achilles.php with something dynamic like ([0-9a-zA-Z_-]+) but for some reason it wouldnt carry the "category_id" information unless i went static. – Hulio-G Jan 19 '16 at 15:30
  • #Rewrite for achilles.php?games_path=xxxxxxxxxx.yyy&category_id=zzz RewriteRule ^achilles/(.*)/([0-9]+) $1.php?games_path=$1.swf&category_id=$2 [NC,L]` – Hulio-G Jan 19 '16 at 15:30
  • Any parameters you need in the rewritten URL must be present in the original URL - so it depends on what your application expects. In your question you have /games/achilles/1 - this looks doable, however, in your comment you are missing what would be the category_id - presumably you do need the category ID, or can it be omitted? – MrWhite Jan 19 '16 at 17:02
  • Id rather have "games/achilles/1" But it appears that I need "games/achilles/achilles/1" due to the name of the .swf file. I dont mind keeping that category id. But if i could simplify this to just "games/game-title/category-id" rather than "games/game-title/game-title.swf/category-id" that would be perfect. – Hulio-G Jan 19 '16 at 17:06
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SOLVED! Thanks to you guys. Solution:

# Turn Rewrite Engine On
RewriteEngine on     

# Set the base to /games/ so we need not include it in the rules
RewriteBase /games/

#Rewrite for achilles.php?games_path=xxxxxxxxxx.yyy&category_id=zzz
RewriteRule ^([0-9a-zA-Z_-]+)/([0-9]+) $1.php?games_path=$1.swf&category_id=$2 [NC,L]

http://funkygames.co/games/achilles/1

If your website is appearing but its not showing pictures or dynamic database content. Then you must make sure you use absolute links

"/this-is-absolute"(will work from any folder) "this-relative"(will only work from public_html)

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I have: http://funkygames.co/games/achilles.php?games_path=achilles.swf&category_id=1

I want: http://funkygames.co/games/achilles/achilles/1 or even better: funkygames.co/games/achilles/1 (if that's possible)

Try this:

RewriteRule ^games/achilles/(.*)/([0-9]+)$ /games/achilles.php?games_path=$1.swf&category_id=$2 [NC,L]

And if the game name needs to be case sensitive, remove the NC from [NC,L].

  • If this .htaccess file is in the /games directory then you'll need to remove games/ from the start of the RewriteRule pattern. (Optional: You could also remove the /games/ prefix from the substitution.) – MrWhite Jan 19 '16 at 13:08

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