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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How to set up htaccess to redirect a particular post type or subdirectory to HTTPS?

I have a post type with the slug 'open-tour', so all its pages are under www.domain.com/open-tour/. I need all the pages under this "directory" to go to HTTPS (for credit card payments). I can ...
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Change the actual (or viewable) Wordpress directory structure

I like the simplicity of wordpress and all it has to offer, but for security purposes I would like to change the actual (or viewable) directory structure of my site. The install has a set of files ...
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Problems redirecting to “pretty” permalinks (wordpress in Subdirectory)

I've got problems getting pretty permalinks to work. When changing the permalinks (e.g. to month/name), my .htaccess (in the wordpress directory - there is another one one level up) is changed like ...
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htaccess redirect dynamic posts

Probably not the correct fora to ask, but.. Also probably a simple question.. We are changing our site to Wordpress, and need to redirect old posts. Previously structure: ...
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How to override .htaccess with new rules without ftp or edit it manual

I want script will add new rules to current .htaccess and user no need to ftp or edit it manually. Example, I use timthumb for resize image on my theme and want rewrite the URL and current .htaccess ...
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Error Message from W3 Total Cache when .htaccess Rules Cannot Be Modified? [closed]

I have just installed the Plugin " W3 Total Cache " .I have enabled permalinks too. Then it is showing a message Browser Cache feature is not operational. Your .htaccess rules could not be ...
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Move wordpress to folder without changing urls

I have an old wordpress installation in root of my website with the following structure: / shows a simple intro /blog lists blog posts /13**/**/**/* shows a specific post (permalink) /contact /about ...
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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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Hardening wordpress: blocking /includes with htaccess

This page http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress says this should be included in the .htaccess file to block requests for files inside the includes dir. # Block the include-only files. ...
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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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forward domain name to particular page?

I;ve got a doman alias setup for one of my Wordpress sites and i'm trying to forward that particular domain to a page. The 2 domains are - www.alias.com www.actual.com When people use the ...
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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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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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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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How to hide login form if basic authentication fails?

I have recently been learning how to harden WordPress using the steps outlined on this page. When I get to the stage where I use the HTTP Basic Authentication (that's the one where the browser pops ...
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WP site URL changed to have HTTPS but still homepage does not redirect

I've changed the WP site URL to include https://www & it's been a while. Entire site is correctly reflecting it. But unless I add following in .htaccess, the home page does not redirect ...
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HTTP sitewide, except for: wp-admin, and 2 custom directories

I've tested various snippets in order to achieve the following, but with no success. I don't want to set the whole site to HTTPS at the moment, only 2 specific pages: .org.uk/directoryA/directoryB/ ...
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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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How to modify the .htaccess to force ssl on login and admin pages

I have the following code to force ssl on the login and admin pages via the .htaccess on a the domain example.com <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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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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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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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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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 ...