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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.htaccess rewrite with % in query string doesn't work

I am trying to do a rewrite of the site from http://www.example.com/folder/site?data%5Bbranch%5D=xyz to http://www.example2.com/test/ Already tried the query string but facing issues with %. Any ...
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Do a redirect in IIS, but show the original pretty url?

The following case: A visitor comes in on http://www.example.com/pretty. This gets redirected to http://www.example.com/?ID=ugly. This part works. However, we'd like the visitor to keep seeing http:/...
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IIS URL rewrite rules not matching

I have this URL www.example.com/music/in/chicago And none of the rewrite rules in placed in my rewriteRules.config below match the above URL....what am I missing? <rules> <clear /> <...
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Is a blank really a directory when dealing with mod-rewrite?

I spent about 20 minutes wrapping my head around this, and finally came to a solution but did not know why it worked. The important lines (as it relates to this question) in the apache configuration ...
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Generate urls for same product with different designs

How do you handle a product url when a brand has the same product type in different shapes? Let me provide you with an example. I have Brand A that has sling bags. There is a sling bag, and there is ...
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Use .htaccess to convert user ID's to usernames? [closed]

I want to use .htaccess to convert the urls that link to profile pages from an ID number to a name. For example, on Facebook, if you were to go to: https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=4 It would ...
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After rewriting URL page not found

I want to rewrite my current URL that is http://localhost/sitename/landing-page/?from=Algeria&to=Afghanistan&submit=Submit to http://localhost/sitename/removals-from-Algeria-to-Afghanistan ...
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IIS URL Rewrite Wildcards

I have some URLs as follows http://localhost/wordpress/latest/joe/12 http://localhost/wordpress/latest/bloggs/14 http://localhost/wordpress/latest/thing/15 I would like to redirect them to http://...
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?cid= and ?pid= pages need to be fixed

We have recently changed the platform and design of our website. Now I am having difficulty with url structure. Main product URL shows something like, /categories.php?cid=9 And internal product URL ...
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URL masking to subdomain redirecting to subdomain

I am trying to change the URL of a Joomla site in browser my original URL is like example.com/marketsite/abc and I want to change it to abc.example.com/marketsite/abc I am using following code in ...
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After mod_rewrite the internal URLs are duplicated many times when crawling

I'm sure it is my mistake in mod_rewrite rules, but I can't seem to figure it out. I've set up the rules for my new site and all works perfect, unless - I try to create a sitemap. The URLs get ...
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Redirect and removing question mark on URL using htaccess

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 ...
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How should a search for listing results change the URL?

I have a realty site powered by selecting various options from dropdowns to find the right property. How should the listing results URLs be for SEO? Should they all be under a single URL: /listing-...
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Non-www to www Redirects

I'm trying to redirect my main domain non-www to www but I have this error; my add on domain redirects like this: http://www.example.org/example.org/ How can I redirect my main domain without ...
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URL Rewrite help

Is there any way to forward the following? If I do just the: https://mywebsite.blah.com it gives me this error: You do not have permission to view this directory or page. And while I know that ...
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How to Exclude URL From PageSpeed Modification

I am currently working with the PageSpeed module and one of the URLs it is modifying I need to restrict. Here is the page I am looking at but it does not seem to have the solution for restricting the ...
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Removing .html & .php from URL [duplicate]

I have searched religiously through the web to find an answer to this quest. I don't know thing about .htaccess or web.config. I'm currently hosting my website through GoDaddy.com. From what ive ...
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A more specific question about a tricky redirect case

me again. :) I will try to keep this more to the point. Synopsis: I am trying to redirect URLs like this: www.desktopscenes.com/Scenes from Yellowstone (2003)/slides/Morning Glory Pool.html to this:...
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Need expert help with tricky redirect problem [duplicate]

I actually posted about this years ago, never got anywhere. Did more research, did testing, got something I thought worked and mostly did, but it seems to get bogged down in infinite loops under ...
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Using .htaccess to get content from directory for sub-domain

I've read a tonne of questions on this and tried a few solutions, but I'm just not getting the results I want. I'm currently using: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^cp\.example\.net ...
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Omitting and replacing ampersands in urls

I'm using the Ruby on Rails plugin, FriendlyId to create SEO friendly urls based on the name's of the albums and generes within app. If the plugin finds an ampersand in the title it replaces it with a ...
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redirect various http domains to certain https domain via htaccess

I have a bunch of domain names with different TLDs. What I want is to point several domains to the "main"-domain which has a SSL cert (single domain). Like this: https://maindomain.com (main domain ...
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How to change my id and name in php url

How would I change the URL from from: example.com/games.php?id=27 to: website.com/games/271/game-name-here So far I have this in .htaccess: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^games/([0-9]+)/?$ games....
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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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Is it good to have / after website URL for SEO? [duplicate]

Which one of the following links is the correct and SEO friendly URL? http://example.com/software/view/35531716?download=WhatsApp-2.12.258.apk/ (with / at the end) or http://example.com/software/view/...
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Do we have any redirect solution for all of subURL?

Suppose I redirect exmpale0.com to example1.com , example1.com is newer. Already , I promoted my exmpale0.com into social networks , Suppose I had: http://example0.com/blahblah Now I have ‍http://...
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Does /? always equal /defaultscript?

I'm trying to reduce the number of redirects and number of duplicate content pages and somehow I think that the first occurrence of /? in a URL actually means /firstfoundscript? where "...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Duplicate content (slash and none slash version of a page)

Google Webmaster Tools shows a lot of duplicate content in the following pages: www.example.com/example www.example.com/example/ I do NOT offer two versions of any page on my website, when you type ...
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Making friendly URLs without making unfriendly URL accessible to anyone

As many know, one can make a friendly URL with mod_rewrite in their .htaccess file like so: RewriteRule ^category/(.*)$ /somescript.php?category=$1 [L] This works as long as somescript.php is within ...
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Difference between redirect and rewrite in .htaccess (in relation to SEO and the canonical tag)

Okay so if I'm wanting to remove the extension of a URL but my canonical tags point to the url with the extension I can't use a 301 redirect without it negatively affecting SEO. Does the same go for ...
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Why does http://example.com equal http://example.com/? [duplicate]

When I access http://example.com in a web browser, the browser adds a slash to the end of the URL and loads the page. The part that scares me is that duplicate content exists when one uses the ...
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URL Domain Forwarding or Masking a Single Page?

I have a page on my WordPress site called mysite.com/group and it has a bunch of text content. I want people to be able to access this page from the URL mysitegroup.org so it uses the mysite.com/...
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How to keep friendly URLs consistent?

I downloaded a site with a crawler script (HTTrack) and now have a few hundred HTML files that need to be edited and re-deployed. The original site ran on a combination of Drupal and a lesser known, ...
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stopping accessibility of internal script files via mod_rewrite

Turns out after researching, one site found duplicate content on my website. The reason is because the unfriendly php file that friendly URLs link to was apparently discovered by a robot and then got ...
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Link re-interpreted by browser does not work

I have a problem with links generated by php, for example this link works: http://masterarbeit-im-unternehmen.de/Thema_Analyse-und-Darstellung-der-%C3%B6kologischen-Vorteile-des-Remanufacturings-f%...
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UCC cert for single IIS7.5 site with multiple domains forwarded via rewrites

We have a site that has 80-some-odd aliases. In other words, each host name's DNS entry points to the same IP address and port number, and when they reach our IIS7.5 server they are forwarded to the ...
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Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL

I'm trying to achieve masking subdomains to folders using .htaccess UPDATE for the sake of clarity: I Would like the user to enter the url: subdomain.example.com and stay in the same url while ...
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Should the canonical tag point to the rewritten URL of the page even if it doesn't have a valid directory structure?

The structure of my url is http://www.somesomewebsite.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=12. I am doing a permanent redirect (301) to http://www.somewebsite.com/product-category/12/this-is-my-product-name/. ...
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“There is no subdomain here.” error in creating (one/multi)-level sub-domains

Objective: I want to create multilevel sub-domains. For example, I've a domain like "domain.com," and now I want to create some sub-domains for it. It should be noted that what I'm working on it, ...
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Limit access to rewritten uri based on IP address

I'd like to limit access to a Drupal 7 registration page (/user/register) from certain IP addresses. I've tried to set the apache directive, but it's still letting me access it from an IP that isn't ...
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URL Rewrite - remove ?url=

I have an address which is /blog?url=article-1 Is there a way to just remove the ?url= part and replace it with a forward slash? So, in the end, the URL should look like /blog/article-1 I have ...
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Is a trailing slash appropriate before URL parameters?

I understand that http://www.example.com/product and http://www.example.com/product/ can actually be seen as 2 different URLs and is probably best avoided for SEO purposes, but how does this ...
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Will http to https rewrite rule affect SEO ranking?

I recently started serving all my pages over https instead of http. I did so using this rewrite rule: <rule name="force https" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" /> <...
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How to rewrite laravel /public directory [duplicate]

So by default the index.php is in the public directory. I want to rewrite the url so that abc.com/public/ becomes abc.com/ ?? I am very new to url rewriting ..
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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“Friendly URLs” rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond %{...
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Transitioning from www.example.com/wordpress/abc to www.example.com/abc

The existing corporate website is a non-CMS, dreamweaver dinosaur, with the top level HTML pages residing in the web root directory: httpdocs/. I recently installed WordPress, and the site can now be ...
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IIS7 webpage redirect question

Noob question here. I searched, but couldn't quite find anything that would explain how to do this. I'm using IIS7 on a 2 server web farm with traffic being load balanced to either of the two servers. ...
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Importance of nice url with keywords

Introduction What is the importance of having keywords in your nice formed url, also the position of the keywords in the url. Example I am working on a site which contains multiple branches in 2 ...
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Redirect to other folder but get URL appear the same

I have a web app project located in a directory called issues with several sub directories. The folder structure is as follows: -issues -applications -cli -library -public -...

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