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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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 ...
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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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Rewrite rule not taking effect

I need to place a rewrite rule in my .htaccess file so that requests for http://example.com/jbossas/jboss-configuration are redirected to: http://example.com/jboss-server/jboss-configuration So I ...
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IIS URL Rewrite: Pattern starting with forward slash never matches

I am using IIS URL Rewrite and this one has stumped me. I am redirecting a URL with specific subfolder to a new URL. e.g. https://myapp.example.com/customsite1 redirected to https://newsite1-myapp....
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Infinite redirect loop with IIS 8.5 Drupal

After configuring my website, i stuck in a infinite redirect loop. I have 6 domains, example.com is main domain. example1.com, ..., example5.com are forwarding to example.com. Doesn't matter which ...
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Multiple rules to rewrite the url

Why both rules don't work together and how can i fix it? Only the first one works... I think that there's a conflict between the two rules, but i did not found a solution yet ?p= is the querystring i ...
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SEO: Is a redirect without using 301 but a PHP script, OK?

I've been reading about redirection, and how it can affect (or not if done properly) SEO. I'm changing my website's content platform from Drupal to a PHP custom made code. In my current site I have ...
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NGINX - Rewrite version number in JS file name to parameter for PHP

I had a rewrite from file.js?c=123 to file.js.php?c=123 but query params were downgrading my SEO evaluation. Actually, some proxy CDN do not cache query params. server { location ~ \startscript....
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NGINX - Rewrite .js.php file to .js

I have a dynamically created file start.js.php?c=21 and I would like to rewrite it's extension (to start.js, with query params). Is that possible? Is that a good method having such a rewrite? Is ...
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Nginx url rewrites for changed shop categories

We recently moved from Magento 1 to 2, during the move we cleaned up our category urls to be more consistent. For instance we changed: /mens/mens-accessories/mens-wallets to : /mens/accessories/...
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nginx rewrite rule not applied (using contao cms)

I am trying to make a redirect for https://mypage.com/foo to https://mypage.com/bar while still keeping https://mypage.com/foo in the browser url. I have tried several combinations of different ...
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How would you write an http to https redirect rule for web.config on IIS8 that would go directly to preferred domain with www.?

I have a site that we just setup with SSL and have a redirect rule set up in web.config. We also use the www. as the preferred domain. The problem I have is I want to skip the middle step in the ...
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Why hide .NET URL extensions and make them appear to be .html?

I'm new to the web engineering and I have done some searching for URL/Domain masking. In my company, my HOD asked one question during meeting and wants the answer in the next meeting. He asked that ...
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RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on is not working even though RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$ works

I have a requirement to check for non HTTPS URLs in htaccess. My understanding is that RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on will match all URLs that are not HTTPS. But upon testing, I find RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !...
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Error in SEO Friendly URL [closed]

I have below url structure http://example.com/blog.php?blogURL=user-already-has-more-than-max_user_connections-active-connections and I want to below http://example.com/blog/user-already-has-more-...
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How do I access the wp-admin interface of a site that lives inside a joomla folder, using IP address / siteground server URL?

For historical reasons, we have several sites that live inside the public_html folder of a different site (all hosted on sitegrounds). To complicate things up, the root domain has a name that is the ...
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www subdomain cannot be in subdirectory, how to organize files on server?

I have just switched hosting providers and stumbled across a limitation that bugs me. Previously I had the following mapping between domains and files on the webserver: example.com → /web/...
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Apache rewrite existing rewritten url [closed]

I know how to create rewrite rules in Apache but what I don't know is how to rewrite a previously rewritten url. This is an old URL /boats-for-sale/fairline-squadron-55/1280 and I need to redirect ...
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HTTPS redirect, exclude script parameters from URL

My goals: 1. http://example.com/page/index.php -> https://example.com/page/ 2. http://example.com/page/ -> https://example.com/page/ 3. http://www.example.com/page/ -> https://example.com/...
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How to force ssl and www for a subdomain as an independent domain?

I have own the example.tld . I want to force SSL and https for root-domain and all of its subdomains. I have used below code in .htaccess file of root-domain: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} ...
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IIS HTTP/S rewrite with SSL offloading non-standard local port

I posted this in a different forum and got nothing, so I'm a bit desperate. Here is my scenario: IIS running sites on 80 and 443 - external.foo.com and https://external.foo.com On the same node, a ...
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What's the best practice URL Path with multiple occurences of the same parameter?

Case User searches on a website for "cake" and filters the results via two categories: "united states" and "germany". Researched best practices SEO relevant and as short as possible URL if possible ...
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Remove non-existent language directory from URLs under nginx

I've got URLs like this: /lang/path-to-file.ext and I want to remove the "lang" because it doesn't exist: /path-to-file.ext How do I do that on an nginx server?
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Redirecting from one page to another page on my website causes 404 error after using .htaccess file

Currently I'm working on a PHP blog. Where I have used an .htaccess file to get a clean URL, here is the code: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=off RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ ...