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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htaccess or redirect to cloak portion of a link?

I have an ad rotate plugin installed to display a few ads on my site but the plugin is coded so that it uses the full directory in the ad count link. I would like to know if there's something easy to ...
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Using HTACCESS for Secret Access

I saw this post yesterday http://digwp.com/2011/01/simpler-login-url/ where a 'custom' word is used to direct the user from url.com/admin to url.com/wp-login.php and I'm asking (also did so in the ...
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Wordpress overrides the GET variables, (page_id) set in HTACCESS

I have a wordpress site that is extremely large and pushing Wordpress to its limits. It uses a number of pages/categories and a lot of .htaccess rules to organise the various sections of the site, ...
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Change in permalink structure made javascript cookie not work correctly

My site needs a mechanism where a user is sent to agreement page when he visits the site for the first time. Once he accepts the agreement, it is saved in cookie. He can browse any page directly after ...
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How to remove category from wordpress url?

I am new to wordpress so i am facing a problem in removing /category/ from wordpress URL http://domain/category/category-name So i would like to know how to remove /category/ from the url. I have ...
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Apache Fallback instead of add_rewrite_rule

My requirement is to do SEO Friendly URL for an existing site in Wordpress. For example, Current URL: http://test.com/test/?pid=19971 that is the page "test" is rendering the data from some custom ...
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Force HTTPS using .htaccess - stuck in redirect loop

My Wordpress website is located at example.com/wordpress and I need everything inside to be accessible only using SSL. I've created a .htaccess rule that redirects http -> https: RewriteEngine On ...
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Redirect an old link to new site homepage [closed]

I need to redirect a single link www.abc.com/blog/?p=123 to www.abc.com/newblog/ I have used: RewriteRule ^blog/(.*)$ http://www.abc.com/newblog/ [R=301,L] It is redirecting all sorts of links but ...
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Nginx rules for subdomain multisite install (Bedrock)

I'm trying to move an existing Bedrock based multisite instance to nginx and am having difficulty getting a set of nginx rules to mimic the original .htaccess. Bedrock places the crux of the files in ...
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Temp URL Redirect Loop

I am attempting to set up my site using a temp URL (IP/~username/domain) through hostgator, but I am running into some issues. I have gone into the database and replaced all instances of my old domain ...
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Add .html extension to custom post type taxonomies

I want to have the .html extension in the custom post type taxonomy urls. My custom post type taxonomy it is called "product_cat". I will need something like: ...
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Changing RSS feed URL structure

I am in the process of creating a wordpress website, and I just have one issue left - RSS feeds. Currently, the website has a .htaccess file blocking access to /category/* pages. It was part of a ...
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what could cause the htaccess file to be modified?

One of the wordpress sites that I created recently went down with a 500 internal server error. After hours of mind boggling and checking error logs, I found out that the htaccess files present in the ...
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3 blogs same installation, without WP MU

I've to create 3 blogs (different DOMAINS) on the same wordpress installation (I cannot use WP MU, unfortunately) so I came out with the idea that I could use categories, instead, so... every blog has ...
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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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Error uploading files bigger than 58 MB

For uploading files bigger than 58meg I get HTTP error. or IO error when using media uploader or 500 Internal Server Error when using browser uploader in WordPress v3.5.1 Multisite . It seems to get ...
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a one-off rewrite rule

I have one page that I need to change the URL for. Currently, the page resides at example.com/departments/human-resources/ (human-resources is a sub-page of /departments/ ) My client wants to ...
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deny IPs from wp-login using .htaccess

i am trying to ban a spam bot IP from my wordpress, since the "limit login attempts" extension mails me multiple times every day, that the same IP is trying to login. so i added the following to the ...
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unexpected problem in url rewrite

As per the answer provided in How to create custom URL routes? I have created the rewrite rule using the same function provided. add_action( 'init', 'wpse26388_rewrites_init' ); function ...
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How to redirect to correct pages after permalink structure change

I am changing my permalink structure from /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/. Is it possible to redirect old links using old permalink structure to the new link? Possibly via ...
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Permalink Issues by Installing WordPress in Subdirectory / Subfolder

I installed WP in subfolder /cms and it runs live without subfolder. When I use /%postname%/ as permalink I get 404 error on my site. My Server supported mod_rewrite. My Code wp-config.php ...
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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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Which is better: 301 Redirect in my .htaccess file or a plugin like Redirection?

Currently I am using 301 Redirects in my .htacess file to redirect old URLs to new URLs. Are there any performance benefits (i.e. site loading) o using a plugin like Redirection or should I just stick ...
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Protect Uploads in Multisite

I am using WordPress multisite (3.3.1) and am trying to protect uploads from certain blogs from being hotlinked and directly accessed. This is loosely related to How to Protect Uploads, if User is not ...
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How can I dynamically generate an image with a static image URL?

What I'm trying to do is very simple. Whenever someone visits, say site.com/socialproof.png, I want it to use a rewrite rule to point it to a file in my plugins folder. Can I do this with WP's ...
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.htaccess in subdir gets ignored by Wordpress' own .htaccess in /

I have a Wordpress installation on the root of an apache (I.E. on /) and WP wrote this custom .htaccess: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] ...
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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 ...
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Restrict access of admin uploads to certain logged-in users?

This is a very open-ended, speculative question with lots of possible angles: has anyone worked with ways to restrict the access of certain uploads to a logged in user? I.e., how can the site admin ...
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Server crashed trying to restore wordpress multisite, images are not found pls help

I had an issue with a server that was serious enough to have to take it completely offline and then rebuild the os. I have gotten to the point where the new server is up and running. I have managed ...
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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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TimThumb & htaccess : clean url

Do you know if there's a way to alter via htaccess the timthumb urls ? My question is if i can change for example urls like this ...
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Wordpress slugs and 404 handling takes preference over folders in site root?

I have wordpress installed and permalink structure set to /%postname%/ In addition to WordPress folders, I also have a public_html/beta folder where I wanted to copy the same site and test some ...
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mod_rewrite doesn't work as I want even with JSON API Plugin disabled

I've been asked to upgrade the codebase of a Wordpress website, which exposes a small set of APIs using JSON API plugin. The Wordpress installation is not in the root, but in a secondary folder: ...
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WordPress Example Code for Blocking Referrer Spam

While looking for a way to block semalt I found this code block in the Codex: SetEnvIfNoCase Via evil-spam-proxy spammer=yes SetEnvIfNoCase Referer evil-spam-domain.com spammer=yes SetEnvIfNoCase ...
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How to protect specific uploaded files from being accessed by non-logged-in users in WP-multisite

I have a question that I thought the below thread would provide the answer to, but things in WP have changed so it doesn't quite do it, although it helped my understanding of things. How to protect ...
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404 not found error on WordPress local host

I'm doing some work on a live WordPress site, and before making changes wanted to create a local copy of the site to use. I've gone ahead and done that, (using BackUpBuddy) but I am getting this ...
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create virtual subdomains for a bunch of urls on a site via .htaccess

I need to be able to create subdomains for a bunch of urls on a site, from: domain.ca/communities/city/nw/neighbourhood/ to: neighbourhood.domain.ca There are a couple of things that change in the ...
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URL for images folder on Multisite

I am developing a theme locally on a local multisite installation and trying to change the default gravitar with the following function: function custom_gravitar ($avatar_defaults) { $myavatar = ...
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Permalinks not working with Vagrant

I am using Vagrant to build up a little Wordpress development VM. When I select permalinks (postname) then the page from an article doesn't load. However, when I select the standard link (i.e page id) ...
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How could a .htaccess with authentication suddenly appear or change?

When trying to mark a comment as spam, I was presented with a basic-htaccess login. I couldn't login and then I remembered I do not have a basic login: the only thing my .htaccess in the wp-admin ...
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Accessing Subdirectories in WordPress Install

I have scripts that are in a subdirectory of my WordPress install folder. They are on the same level as the /wp-content/ and /wp-admin/ folders. I'm running them as form processing but I've got the ...
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Is there a directory my plugin can write files to that cannot be viewed via the browser/url?

I want to restrict access to some files uploaded via the admin interface but I cannot rely on the ability to use .htaccess (could be turned off, or they might be using a non-apache web server). I ...
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Wordpress multisite subdirectory redirect infinite loop issue

Any time I create a new site on my multisite install, I get an infinite loop redirect when navigating to that site's admin. I'm using the default htaccess supplied by WP for my subdirectory install. ...
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How to secure files based on format and word in file name with wp-config or htaccess?

I have a wordpress site that I would like to secure specific files in the uploads directory, so that they can only be accessed by logged in users. The files either have the word "oneperson" or ...
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(Bluehost) navigating to the dashboard via mydomain.com/wp-admin/ results in directory listing

I recently had my WordPress blog's domain reassigned as the primary domain on my BlueHost account. The blog is in a sub-folder of public_html/. Below is the contents of the .htaccess file I ...
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Only default permalink is working mod_rewrite enabled

My problem is in my wordpress site only default permalinks is working.. When I change permalinks all pages become not found.. only home page is showing. When I change permalinks to postname .htaccess ...
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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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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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htaccess breaks periodically [duplicate]

Ever since a few weeks, my .htaccess gets consistenly broken every few days. Sometimes it just gets an extraneous character at the end of file, but most of the times it's part of the file duplicated, ...
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htaccess getting overwritten over and over = 404 error

I have been having a big issue on my wordpress blog and don't know what to do right now. To make it short, my .htaccess file is getting overwritten over and over... These lines : # BEGIN WordPress ...