The most common name of the per-directory settings file for the Apache server. WordPress stores the mod_rewrite configuration for "Pretty Permalinks" here. [url-rewriting] should be used for the WordPress rewrite system in general, [mod-rewrite] when you talk specifically about the Apache module.

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Why should I password protect WP-Admin?

Just occured to me: what's the point of password protecting www.yoursite.com/wp-admin when a user can just type www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php, bypassing the password on /wp-admin? Am I missing ...
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Wordpress multisite htaccess

I set up Wordpress as a multisite and as part of the steps, it gave some instruction to update and replace the .htaccess file. Wordpress instructed me to replace the htaccess with this: ...
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How do I turn off 301 redirecting posts (not canonical)?

I noticed a strange behavior in WordPress where it automatically 301 redirects certain URL structures for posts. For example, I have a post entry for: mysite.com/999/about-us Then, you would think ...
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How to add .htaccess code through a function?

I need to add the following .htaccess code through a function <IfModule mod_deflate.c> # Insert filters AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html ...
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htaccess disable Wordpress rewrite rules for folder and its contents

I have another PHP application in a folder named app inside my Wordpress installation, and I need to disable all Wordpress rewrite rules for that folder and it's content. So that when I go to www....
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Why does WordPress 3.0.4 keep deleting the contents of the .htaccess file?

I just installed WordPress 3.0.4 on a GoDaddy hosted server. And I've been having a problem with my .htaccess file. For some reason, WordPress automatically erases all the mod_rewrite configuration ...
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.htaccess in wp-admin produces a redirect loop

I've decided to take the advice of protecting the /wp-admin directory using .htaccess on a website which keeps getting hacked. Whenever I upload .htaccess to /wp-admin, my browser says /wp-admin has ...
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Wordpress Rewrite

I'm trying to get http://example.com/site/vendors/?u=abc to rewrite to http://example.com/site/vendors/abc but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the url rewrites to work. /site/ is the ...
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multisite htaccess 301 redirects

I've got a multisite sub-domain install with 3 sites on it. 2 of the sites use domain mapping. The main site (id=1) requires several 301's that are old pages from a previous structure such as: ...
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Domain redirect in Wordpress multisite

I have two domains www.domain1.com and www.domain2.com, both pointing to the same host. What I want to do is redirect www.domain2.com to www.domain1.com/domain2. I got this code for a .htaccess from ...
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Using WP rather than .htaccess to redirect pages/posts

I run a site with over 100 specific redirects in the htaccess for legacy html files that were subsequently brought into WP. There are also rules for pages within a date range to redirect to the home ...
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External/non-WP rewrite rule without QSA

I'm trying to add a new external/non-WP rewrite rule to my .htaccess but WP keeps adding [QSA,L] to the end of the rule. How do I prevent the QSA part? This line adds the RewriteRule: $wp_rewrite-&...
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Two domains on one Wordpress Installation

I recently changed the base domain on my Wordpress website from http://www.fsdegrees.com to http://www.56degrees.co.uk. I would like to create various of 301 from old domain to new one, but for some ...
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Blog.php or how to display recent posts?

I created a home.php which doesn't display the recent posts in the standard-blog-style. Just have a look at my website to see what I mean. I want to create a link that leads to something like "http://....
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Issue with using .htaccess to redirect feedburner feed

I am using year/month/post-name permalinks, and also using the download-monitor plugin to handle file downloads. I added rewrite rules to the top of the .htaccess file following the instructions at ...
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Prevent users from browsing through the media galleries

I just realized that when I go to http://www.detroitjewishdirectory.com/event/chanukah-wonderland/chanukah-2014-activities/ I am able to browse through a lot of the images that are in my media folder. ...
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How to hide that a certain non-Wordpress directory exists on the server?

I'm very much a newcomer to Wordpress and to this site, so I apologize if this is easy or addressed elsewhere. I have a WP 4.0 site, using a naked domain http://example.com, with the WP installation ...
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301 redirect not working through .htaccess

I found this little trick http://css-tricks.com/snippets/htaccess/301-redirects/ to redirect my old Wordpress domain to my new domain with the path included. I run a test on my local copy and ...
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Members area with externally-managed htaccess / htpasswd authentication?

I am looking at the feasibility of converting a client's site from countless hand-built web pages to a WordPress installation. The challenge is that we have a free area and a members-only area. The ...
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Htaccess redirect from '/%postname%.html' to '/%postname%'

I have a Drupal 5.x based travel review site which I'm moving over to Wordpress 3.x (same domain name). The Drupal site is structured like this: www.example.com/travel-guides (these are top-level ...
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How to rewrite WordPress uploads folder to another folder using htaccess

I found that the following code online could be used to spoof the WordPress uploads folder, rewriting URLs to a different folder on the server: # BEGIN Spoof wp-content/uploads directory ...
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Wordpress best solution shared theme for consumers and businesses (two url's one instaltion)

What would be the best solution for a wp (cms style) site containing a sub site for consumers and businesses. I've made a wp theme and its almost finished. In essence its gives you two choice to ...
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Hijacking the URL for filtering

Right, here's the deal. I've got a loop of which displays news posts, these posts can belong to special categories (not normal categories) and I want to be able to filter by them. If I wasn't too ...
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Wordpress redirection problem after moving to a new server?

I've created a site using wordpress and i moved that from localhost to new server. The steps i've followed is just got backup of old db from localhost and uploaded them to the new server. Changed the ...
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Change of permalink structure - redirects in htaccess breaks the archive links

When I started with my blog, the permalinks and following structure: http://<domain>/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ Some time ago, I changed the permalink structure to "http://<domain&...
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When WordPress Does Not Provide an .htaccess File for New Multisite Sites because of CPanel Fantastico Auto-Installer?

I have installed WordPress via an auto-installer and later configured it as multisite. But whenever I create the WordPress site using auto-installer it doesn't give me the .htaccess file by default. ...
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Which ways can be used to log in to Wordpress?

FYI: This has been also posted here since I'm fairly new to this website and didn't know that the Wordpress part existed. Sorry for the repost. I'm currently trying to tighten the security for a ...
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different child theme for subdomain

I've got a site that I'm trying figure out how to apply different child themes to based on a subdomain. Applying the child themes shouldn't be difficult, it's more the .htaccess magic that I'm a bit ...
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Multisite wordpress and subdomain URL collisions

I have a multisite WordPress installed on a server using a domain, site.com and I have a subdomain setup in WordPress, so subsites are at sub1.site.com, sub2.site.com etc. In addition to this, the ...
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Prevent users from accessing mp3s in my uploads folder?

I have mp3 players set up to play mp3s on my site. The mp3s are all being uploaded to the uploads folder. I don't want people accessing these directly, meaning I don't want people to be able to ...
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How do I edit the htaccess file to optimize my website?

Hi I have tried to optimize my website energyshop.se for a cpl of days but I cant seem to get it done. This is how my .htaccess looks like: Header unset ETag FileETag None # Hantera och redirecta ...
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Index in root, wordpress in subdirectory

Okay I've googled this for hours...I installed wordpress to a subdirectory as a content management system, but I want my main index.php along with other files to remain in the root. What .htaccess ...
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558 views

How to protect media directory with .htaccess?

I am trying to protect the uploads directory with .htacess. But when I browse media section in admin panel, I see user/pass popup. My guess is, WordPress use fopen to find if the file exists. I ...
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Using only %postname%

So I see everyone's arguements against using this, but that seems like a huge flaw in Wordpress because a domain name as close to the root is crucial to a site's SEO. I want my site which has rough ...
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.htaccess and WordPress Admin Bar

I have a built a number of WordPress sites for clients and my usual practice is to keep all the WP stuff in a /wordpress/ directory at root level. However, I don't like this directory appearing in the ...
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Can Wordpress redirect to a “similar page” in case of 404 error

This stuff is driving me nuts. The following url does NOT exist and should return a 404: http://www.easyjob.net/resume/ However, if I try to access it, I get a 301 to http://www.easyjob.net/r/cover-...
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wordpress htaccess is hijacking my .mp4 files

I am running wordpress 3.2rc2 multisite. I inserted a few .mp4 videos into the root of my domain so that I can run a few basic tests with the jw player. When I try to access the url to the .mp4 ...
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How to change “wp-admin” to something else without search-replacing the core?

for example: foobar.com/wp/edit instead of foobar.com/wp/wp-admin How would I do that? I've tried using this in htaccess but it won't work: ##### ABOVE THIS POINT IS ALREADY INSERTED BY WORD PRESS #...
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Error 101 after upgrading Wordpress

We have just updated to WordPress 3.1.3 by following the WP manual install tutorial. Note: This is a Network-enabled (multi-site) install. After uploading the new files, we now get the following ...
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WordPress trims off the forward slash when import

I have an XML file with some posts to import to WordPress But, when I import, it seems that WordPress takes off the forward slash from the permalink, so instead of showing the address like this: ...
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Use author author display name in permalink structure for pages and posts

I need to add the author name as a subdirectory prefix for all user's posts and pages. For example: example.com/johndoe/ //The author page for John Doe example.com/johndoe/category/test-post/ //Test ...
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Redirect blogpage /blog/abcd/ to /blog/

I want to redirect the url if it contains the string like /blog/abcd.../ to blog listing page i.e. /blog page. I used a to code in htaccess file. Redirect 301 /blog/abcd http://www.example.com/blog ...
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Getting a 500 internal server error ONLY on wp-admin/options-permalink.php

I have access to the admin panel, and everything works fine. I can click settings->reading and change anything I want to. But if I click settings->permalinks I get a 500 internal server error. Here's ...
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Static raw HTML page

On the server there is a static HTML page example.html in my root folder of the WordPress install. Now when a user types www.example.com/example.html I want WordPress to be smart and bypass all normal ...
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How to write .htaccess dynamically? [closed]

I am trying to set permalink structure on theme activation. The following function included in function.php of theme. // Executes function on theme activation function myactivationfunction() { ...
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Passing parameters to a custom page template using clean urls

I am now passing parameters to a custom template in the following format www.example.com/?pageid=12&rid=24&title=this-is-the-title I have created two tables . So I need to fetch data and ...
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need a help for modify .htaccess rule [closed]

here is my wp .htaccess # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /wordpress/ RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{...
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Correct htaccess to display page while also passing in GET parameters

I have a wordpress page named: directory (it uses a custom template). When I call the page with: http://localhost:8888/wordpress/directory/?segments=listings/list It gives me the results I ...
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How to run multiple websites from single WordPress setup

I want to create a website like visahq.com in WordPress, actually visahq.com has multiple websites like visahq.in for India, visahq.ru(will be shown in Russian) for Russia etc. and each TLD has ...
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Moving wp-content outside of web root?

Is it possible to move the entire wp-content folder outside of the Web root? I need to prevent anyone to view any asset file (images, pdfs, movies etc) with a direct url to the file... Any ideas? Or ...