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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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Best SEO practices for mobile URLs: 301, rel=canonical, or something else?

I am developing a site with a mobile version and am trying to figure the appropriate way to manage the URLs for search engines. So far I've considered: Having a separate mobile site (m.example.com) ...
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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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Remove folder name from rewritten URLs

Consider this URL: http://example.com/gallery/20141111-some-title In this URL I want to hide gallery/: http://example.com/20141111-some-title How can I achieve this using mod_rewrite? I used ...
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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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How do I force a www subdomain on both HTTPS and HTTP?

For whatever reason I can’t seem to get this right. I’ve looked at many examples on here and on the Apache website. I’m trying to force www.example.com instead of example.com on both HTTP and HTTPS, ...
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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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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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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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How do I do URL re-writes on Plesk?

I am very new to URL re-writing and I am using Plesk which is window-based web server, hence I can't use Apache's mod_Rewrite. Can anyone tell me what is the proper procedure for this?
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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 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 .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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URL Rewrite http to https EXCEPT files in a specific subfolder

I am trying to force all traffic on my web site to use HTTPS, using the URL Rewrite 2.0 module added to IIS 7.5. I got that working and now have a need to exclude a couple of pages from using SSL. So ...
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How can I rewrite an old URL using variables to a static html page?

I am trying to redirect old URLS to the new URLS, the old site used variables in the URL but the new site uses SEO friendly URLs. When I try to redirect the old URL, it is not redirecting correctly ...
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Why is www. working but no-www is not?

Right now my site runs on http://www.example.com but I need to run that without www also i.e example.com Can some body tell me here that how can i do that?
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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 do you remove invalid characters when creating a friendly url (ie how do you create a slug)?

Say I have this webpage: http://ww.xyz.com/Product.aspx?CategoryId=1 If the name of CategoryId=1 is "Dogs" I would like to convert the URL into something like this: http://ww.xyz.com/Products/Dogs ...
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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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Rewrite to SEO friendly URLs for language negotiation with type-map files on plain html files using .htaccess

When visiting the website www.example.com/ the visitor should be redirected to the correct language version, e.g. www.example.com/en for english and www.example.com/es for spanish. My current ...
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WWW.example.com or HTTP://example.com – which one is futureproof?

http://example.com www.example.com http://www.example.com example.com Which of these would you choose as your favourite to work with from 2016 onward? Which domain name would you mention to your ...
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Different robots.txt for two different domains point to same folder

I have the following two domains: example.com test.example.com Both point to same folder which is public_html. What I want is a different robots.txt file for each domain. So when someone ...
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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 2.2 Not Identifying Safari with HTTP_USER_AGENT

I have a web server that has to meet PCI compliance requirements. Their latest round of policy changes have removed support for Safari, after having removed support for Windows XP based IE clients. ...
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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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Properly force SSL with .htaccess, no double authentication

I am trying to force SSL with .htaccess on a shared host. This means there I only have access to .htaccess and not the main VirtualHost configuration. I know you can put a rule in the VirtualHost ...
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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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Rewrite wildcard subdomains in .htaccess to corresponding folders on the main domain while preserving the subdomain

I'm trying to rewrite a subdomain to a folder/file like this: name.example.com -> example.com/profile/name foo.example.com -> example.com/profile/foo xyzzy.example.com -> example.com/profile/xyzzy ...
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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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.htaccess URL rewriting friendly URL with 2 parameters, the second parameter is optional

I'm kind of stuck at this part and was hoping that I'd get some assistance. I'm building a highscores page in PHP, that's going great, it works. However, I dislike the idea of index.php?skill=name and ...
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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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How to take off .html from example.com/page.html

I am using cPanel to build a website and I am not sure how to take the .html or .php file extension off my webpages. Usually I will use a python framework and I do the routing manually but I am not ...
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Which URL format is better? example.com/[id]/title OR example.com/title/[id].html [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO : urls : best place for the id My site uses URL rewriting in both formats (for different things), but I'm wondering which one is the better approach? http://www.example....
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IIS URL Rewrite - Rewriting subfolders to query strings

I want to redirect any traffic on my website based on the following rule: https://www.example.com/abc -> https://www.example.com/test1.aspx?c=abc https://www.example.com/def -> https://www.example....
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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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Nginx rewrite problem - displaying same page with or without .php extension after rewrite

I have implemented the following Nginx code: location / { try_files $uri $uri.php $uri/ @extensionless-php; index index.html index.htm index.php; } location ~ \.php$ { try_files $uri =...
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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$ ...
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How to use rewrite rule to create exception rule for https redirection for directory ./well-known

Here is my situation: Server A: support.example.com -> port 80 is forwarded to this server Server B: hr.example.com Both are running apache2. For server B I want to use Let's encrypt. I want to ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html example.com/cgi-bin/directory/...
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nginx rewrite for an url with parameters

I have two types of URL and want to rewrite it for friendly URL. 1. The first: https://example.com/folder/myfile.php?id=xx&param1=yy I want to rewrite to: https://example.com/folder/myfile/xx/...
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dynamics urls - redirects or rewrite and page SERP position

I'm trying to get my head on this, our site have thousands of links, is an e-commerce site, where products titles require changes on regular basis to get the best of SEO... you know, as usual, we ...
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Googlebot URLencoding longtail URLs which is causing server errors

My Google search traffic has been growing consistently for months without any hiccups. Then a few days ago, Google dropped my traffic by about 80% in one day. The traffic would then later rebound ...