Questions tagged [url-rewriting]

A URL rewrite engine is software that modifies a web URL's appearance (URL rewriting). Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, or search engine friendly - SEF) are used to provide shorter and more relevant-looking links to web pages. The technique adds a degree of separation between the files used to generate a web page and the URL that is presented to the world.

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How can I limit .htaccess to current directory scope only?

I have something like this: Options -Indexes RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?path=$1 [NC,L,QSA] Order deny,allow ...
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Can I have separate url in internal navigation of website and Sitemap?

I have not so SEO friendly url structure in my internal navigation of website(some technical challenges) but marked each of the page with SEO friendly canonical(through CMS) and these canonicals are ...
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Will /blog/ at the start of the URL path for my WordPress articles help SEO?

I have a WordPress website for a business. And they have many pages, Custom Posts, etc. And they do have a Blog also. At present their blog urls are like this: Main page for blog: example.com/blog ...
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How to IIS Rewrite when the URL contains a bookmark (#)?

I have a URL that's been inserted into a multitude of online courses, containing multiple QueryString parameters and a hashtag bookmark. Unfortunately, whoever inserted them also added some spaces, ...
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how fix rewrite rule conflict

I am using following rewrite rule and its working fine : 1) RewriteRule ^([^/]*)/?([^/]*)/?([^/]*)/$ estates1.php?pageNum_Clusterb=$3&estname=$1&location=$2 [L] but when add second code in ...
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How do irrelevant parts of restructured URL affect SEO?

I'm new to SEO and not sure how exactly google crawler works If I use the following format for URL: example.com/category/id/name The content of the page is loaded by only the id part, the other ...
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SEO Rewrite , URI Without .php Extension To file [duplicate]

I have website with this output Link : https://domain1.net/estates.php?estname=XXXX&location=YYYYY I want change it to : https://domain1.net/XXXXX/YYYYY I try it with following rewrite rule : ...
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Nginx rewrite add symbol after word

I have link for widget in web server nginx I need to put slash after word "widget" /folder1/folder2/folder3/foldereverytimeischanging/someID.widget?1234567890 must be /folder1/folder2/folder3/...
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301 redirect rewrite query string in .htaccess [duplicate]

I am trying to perform a 301 redirect in .htaccess and I need to remove the query string ?view=full. Here is what I have that is not working: RewriteRule ^/contact/?view=full$ /contact/ [R=301,L] I ...
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Which URL is best [duplicate]

We are in the process of creating landing pages whose contents will be living in the server whose directory houses mylove.example.com. The URL will be mylove.example.com but for marketing purposes, ...
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NGINX configuration for the same folder protection rewrites in each of thousands of subdirectories

The following code allows me to protect a specific folder with the membership software we're using. The problem is if we have 1,000 folders we need to protect, we need to copy/paste this same code for ...
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URL Rewrite - Does order of directories matter to search engines?

So a pretty straight forward question here. Should the directory structure created from url parameters such as: /color-brown/shape-square/material-wood/ remain consistent? Does it matter if you also ...
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mod-rewrite - sending any URL with “.php/” to 404

I have a substantial number of rewrite rules in place for a variety of reasons such as: disallow indexes, set custom error pages, force non-www, https, strip trailing slash, redirect index.html or....
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How to use the same base url prefix for category and product pages in Woocommerce?

I checked out this article https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/removing-product-product-category-or-shop-from-the-urls/ which explains that it is not good to remove the product and category bases ...
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Can I rewrite to a redirected URL using .htaccess file?

I have a page A. I want to have a page B which is served as a rewrite of page A using .htaccess. Is it possible to redirect page A to page B from .htaccess or is it going to go into an endless loop?
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Does having the trailing slashes after the end of the urls affect the rank? [duplicate]

Recently I have set up trailing slashes into all my urls. I'm redirecting all the plain urls to the slash one, So I wanna know if sudden change have an affect over the Google ranking. Will Google try ...
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Aesthetic URL problem: Website from server02 should look like its on a subdirectory of the main site from server01

www.example.com is on server01 with IP address 192.0.2.123 abc.example.com is on server02 with IP address 192.0.2.21 I actually do not want the subdomain abc. Ideally I want it at www.example.com/...
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Adding IDs to urls to open up namespace - SEO considerations?

I'm working with a site that has millions of pages along the lines of: domain.com/entity/John_Smith domain.com/entity/Google domain.com/entity/HTML One of the problems is that particularly for ...
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.htaccess - RewriteRule for 404 and query

I am very new to this stuff. I have a website with these RewriteCond/RewriteRule directives. Options All -Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}...
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How do I create clean URLs such that what is currently in a parameter goes in the path?

My url is http://localhost/store/product-detail.php?p=prod%name%test i want it to look like this http://localhost/store/prod-name-test or something like this as other stores do http://localhost/store/...
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Does Google index page URLs with languages parameters as a different page?

If I implement multilingual access to the resource through the parameter: 1) https://example.com/en/article-1 2) https://example.com/article-1?l=en So, does Google index both of them as a single ...
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htaccess rewriterule not working for old urls for site rebuild

I am struggling to get the rewrite rules working in .htaccess for search links on a property rental website I am working on. The old links are like this: example.com/index.php?proptype=Villa&...
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URL Character Counting - Where to start counting?

I'm rewriting URLs for a website, I know it could affect SEO, but I've no choice but to rewrite them, and 301 redirect the old ones to their new URLs. I want to try to keep the new URLs short and to ...
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How to configure .htaccess to rewrite all requests into a folder, except a list of exceptions

I have an established website with some legacy folders I would like to keep. https://example.com/.well-known/ https://example.com/Music/ https://example.com/Rutabagas/ I've also installed ...
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How would you implement redirects for domain canonicalization, no-www, and HTTPS for IIS 7.5

For the moment I'm stuck with an IIS-server, unfortunately not my best subject (I'm much better w. Apache). We have a site on a Win 2008 R2 Server with IIS 7.5. It's an old site and we are working on ...
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How to rewrite using .htacess when there is a ? (question mark) at the beginning of the URL?

Many JS functions on my site are sending Ajax request to /?something=3213214 but I need to redirect them to /something=3213214 When I do: RewriteRule ^test/(.*) /$1 [R] It does redirect /test/...
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I can't run 2 or more url rewriting rules at once

I was trying to shorten the URL more, but I was removing .php file extension from the URLs using URL rewriting too. I can't run both at the same time. Removing the extensions and trying to shorten ...
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Some links are indexable and some others are not when they are all created equal, why?

I'm trying to create a sitemap. I'm using the Screaming Frog software, but I think that this can be achieved in different ways with other software as well. My links are generated with different ...
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Using IIS URL Rewrite module instead of Global.asax for complex redirect rules

We have a legacy ASP.NET website in which complex redirect rules are coded in Global.asax. Actually this logic processes requests with several optional or variable parts like {http|https}://[www.]...
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How to redirect an URL properly using PHP taking SEO into consideration?

Explanation of the problem I want to redirect each page from a non-friendly url to a friendlier one. I've already achieved that using mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file that does send every visitor to ...
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Does a new permanent rewrite rule supersede old permanent rewrite rule?

Ages ago we included a redirect in web.config to ensure that pages would rewrite to http://www.example.com/ if the user input, say, www.example.comor variants of it. Recently we changed the site so ...
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How to redirect all requests to HTTPS with SEO friendly URL using Apache?

First of all, I would like to leave remove www and redirect all request to HTTPS like this: RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?(.+)$...
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Rewrite rule messes up direct links to directories

I have a very simple rewrite rule which does the job: allows link domain.com/index.php?page=NAME to be displayed as domain.com/NAME. The problem is when I try to give direct link to the image www....
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Rewrite rule to give 410 Gone for a specific URL doesn't work

I'm French. A week ago, my website was hacked with the old version (http). The hack created 404 spams and I want to ensure they have "410 Gone" status. My problem on the site is: https://www.example....
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How to change the URL of a wordpress website?

By default, my URL was set to example.com/wp/wp-admin instead of the example.com/wp-admin that I used to remember. Also my website's contents show on example.com/wp rather than example.com. How do I ...
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.htaccess rewrite stops working for javascript files after moving server

We recently moved an old PHP Project from a server using httpd to our regular prod. servers running apache2. In this project we have some reroute rules that map requests either to our index.php file ...
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Do search engines crawl links with query strings?

If I were to have a url like https://example.com/books, that contained several links to urls such as: https://example.com/books?id=foo https://example.com/books?id=bar https://example.com/books?id=...
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Apache VHost rewrite rule not working as it should

I have setup an Apache server inside my domain and have been creating VirtualHost in the httpd-vhosts.conf file. Up until now this has worked without issue, I have a few DNS entries externally that ...
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Is it safe to do a htaccess rewrite for mobile traffic to amp pages?

I have a requirement to use the same URL for both desktop and mobile devices. On mobile, I want to serve amp HTML while on the desktop I want to render normal HTML. In such case is it safe (from SEO ...
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Password protect a website only if it is the dev site [closed]

I am trying to password protect a website only if it is the dev site using .htaccess and .htpasswd I am using Apache 2.4.29 on Ubuntu 18.04 Here is what I have in the .htaccess file <If "%{...
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Removing PHP Extension in sub directory

I use the following rewrite rule to remove the .php extension from my page urls: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L] This works great in the root directory of my ...
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Order of RewriteRules is affecting the result

This is my current .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([\w-]+)/([a-z0-9]+)/([a-z-0-9]+)$ index.php?p=$1&bay=$2&map=$3 [L] RewriteRule ^test/([\w-]+)/(\d+)$ index.php?page=$1&tab=$2 [...
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Apache rewrite to www. unless it is a dev domain

Here is my current rewrite code in my htaccess file: RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?(.+)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ https://www.%1%{...
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How to rewrite specific pages using mod rewrite?

Assuming that my website homepage is https://example.com/test-website/. What I want to do is to add a query string at the end of the homepage URL and on all pages that start with https://example.com/...
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FrontController dosen´t work

i have a example FrontController, its really simple. index.php: if (isset($_GET['page'])) { $requested_page = $_GET['page']; } else { $requested_page = 'home'; } switch($requested_page) { ...
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Can I use a rewrite rule to send all requests to a single file?

Can I make a single regular expression for all my RewriteRules? I'm rewriting everything to a single file and this this acts like a front-controller. My example: RewriteRule ^de/kontakt/anfahrt$ ...
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Wordpress or Apache or Nginx matching partial URL to full URI

I have a weird issue where either Nginx or Apache (I can't tell which - but I'm 90% sure it's Apache - Nginx is reverse proxying) is matching a partial URL to a full, random URL. For example: https://...
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Redirect to remove everything after the second slash (first directory)

I'm trying to redirect a lot of pages on a website I own. There are a few pages indexed and I need to fix them for example: /vloerafwerking/projecttapijt/raamafwerking/ needs to go to /vloerafwerking/...
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How to preserve ALL website's URLS when transferring to a new CMS as well hosting

I am in a position where I have to figure out how to preserve all of the website's pages URLS when transferring it to a new CMS, perhaps potentially Joomla (hasn't been decided yet). New hosting is ...
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How is the mapping done from …/script.php?one,1 to …/script/one/2?

There is a PHP script which evaluates one or two parameters via QUERY_STRING. This script should process the parameters via QUERY_PATH. The PHP file type should be omitted. Request of the form https:/...

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