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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Block Logged-Out User Access to Directory Outside of WordPress using .htaccess and PHP file

I have successfully blocked access to a folder directory outside of WordPress based on user cookies using the following code in the .htaccess file: # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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How can I make my .htaccess file writeable by wp-admin?

My ISP changed the hosting for my Wordpress blog and everything stopped working. There was a DNS issue but they resolved that, but then every page apart from the home page returned a 404 error. When ...
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Redirect blog archive into certain format

My blog archive URLs were like: http://example.com/2014/03 I changed my site's permalink from /%postname%/ to /%postid%/%postname%/, and using Redirection plugin, I set a redirection like: and ...
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301 Redirect To Post ID

I have an existing asp based blog where all posts contain a post id in their URL (template_permalink.asp?id=123). I have a blank WordPress blog. I will have to recreate all of my posts manually, ...
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CNAME vs A Record for WWW - with 301 Redirects

I am using a 301 redirect plugin: Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin and my site's URL is http://example.com <-- notice no www. This works great for the following scenario: User types: ...
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How to publish new posts/pages in root instead of subfolder, but keep old structure in place?

I have a blog that was setup in example.org/blog/ many years ago, so all its files are in /blog/. Back then it seemed like a good idea, but now we want to slowly get rid of the subfolder. Of course ...
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Can't Access Subdirectory

I've moved my blog from http://leghumped.com/blog to http://leghumped.com/ and now I can't access my /images directory. I've tried every combination of rules from trawling for people with the same ...
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Worried I have a funky .htaccess for WP site in light of strange search engine behavior

My friend started a new (non-commercial) blog 5+ months ago, but Google + Bing are acting like we're telling it to not be indexed. I don't mean it ranks poorly. I mean it doesn't rank at all. I ...
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How to map permalinks with accented letters to sanitized slugs?

To keep legacy entries on a blog hosted on TypePad on sync with a new WordPress installation... How do I map this permalink with accented letters: domain.com/no-es-fácil-alejarse-de-la-política to ...
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Cannot get media type from 'x-mapp-php5'

I am moving a WordPress site from a shared hosting package to a VPS at 1and1 hosting. They have PHP ver. 5.1.6 but PHP5 support is there. I added the following 2 lines on the top of .htaccess file to ...
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How to redirect http://mydomain/blog/blahblah/ to http://mydomain/blahblah/ in wordpress htaccess?

I would like the htaccess rewrite rule to compare to IIS rewrite rule I tried which doesn't seem to work: <rule name="rewrite /blog/"> <match url="^blog/([_0-9a-zA-Z\-]+)/$" /> ...
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If I change permalink structures, can I use htaccess to permanantly redirect links?

Ive got some super old links that have a lot of SEO juice and I dont want to lose that if I change permalink structure. This is partly due to the older version of WP i have (2.1) I want to use post ...
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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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Wordpress Redirecting Non Category Pages /page/nnn to their Canonical URLs

I seemingly to have a strange issue I have found in almost every other Wordpress site. Suppose, you have set your Blog home to a static WP page /myhome. And you have a separate page for blog /blog. ...
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.htaccess Security Header Rules

I have a self-hosted Wordpress installation on a Linux system and there are a lot of modifications such as blacklisting and path rewrites and so on that is done within the .htaccess file that all work ...
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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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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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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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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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WordPress mod_rewrite is canceling/overwriting my other mod_rewrite rule

in /www/ I have an .htaccess file containing: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^([^.]*\.less)$ compilers/lessphp.php?file=$1 [R,QSA,L] ...
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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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Forbidden 403 error, permission to access, unable to read htaccess

Recently clean-installed (with exception of themes and content/upload folders) an old wordpress to the latest Wordpress 4.2.2. I continue to get this error below whenever I load files such as ...
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Change wp-content without changing the name of the folder

This does not work # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteRule ^/index\.php$ - [L] RewriteRule ^/css/(.*) /wp-content/themes/themename/css/$1 [QSA,L] RewriteRule ^/js/(.*) ...
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Conflict with Force SSL and Rewrite Rules

A site I'm working on has two security-related requirements which I've been unsuccessful in solving simultaneously. I can satisfy each requirement BY ITSELF, but I'm running into problems satisfying ...
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URL masking of subdomain to main domain using .htaccess

I am facing with the following technical challenge : We have a main website running on wordpress with content in local language (Greek) on the domain www.adomain.gr We want to set up a second website ...
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Dissolve Multisite while making site #5 the main site?

I have a very unique situation, I was also unable to find a solution, but perhaps someone else has experienced something like this before. A client of mine has a multisite set up, however they now ...
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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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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: ...