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I have one folder inside WordPress root folder named links and there is a file called index.php inside this folder. at somewhere else in my WordPress site I do generate links such as http://mysite.com/links/index.php?link=55 (there are more than one link).

How can I have specific rewrite rule (like http://mysite.com/link/55) for above link inside my .htaccess file that don't interrupt own WordPress rule and don't throw Internal Server Error?

Here is my .htaccess content:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^link/([^/]*)$ /wordpress/links/index.php?link=$1 [L]

RewriteBase /wordpress/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /wordpress/index.php [L]

# END WordPress

Currently I am on localhost and my wordpress folder is in /www/wordpress. but when I click http://localhost/link/50a25386721bb I get 404 error. what's wrong?

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Catch those requests before WordPress can see them:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^link/(\d+)$ /links/index.php?link=$1 [L,QSA]

Place the WordPress rules below the link rules.

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Please read first post as I did edit that based on what you said. thanks. – silvercover Nov 13 '12 at 16:01
@silvercover Try the rule I suggested, your variation cannot work. – toscho Nov 13 '12 at 16:02
I've changed (\d+) to ([^/]*) because passed parameter may contain alpha numeric characters. I've also added [L,QSA] at the end but again I get 404! – silvercover Nov 13 '12 at 16:06

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