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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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 ...
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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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ModSecurity && Admin Ajax: Server locking up

My server is throwing this error: ModSecurity: Error reading request body: Software caused connection abort [uri "/wp/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php"] Followed by this error until the server gets ...
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WordPress Multisite - Multiple subfolders for blogs

I created a Network in blog.animals.com, the Network is running fine. I can set up blogs like blog.animals.com/chimpanse. This is also working. I like to have multiple (2) subdirectories for each ...
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Password protect any file in WordPress

I have found that password protection with .htaccess & .htpasswd files is the only way to protect any WordPress file. I wanted to make few of my media files accessible by specific username and ...
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From 403 error to 500 internal server error

I'm trying to install wordpress on a shared hosting (1and1), it's been 3 days i'm struggling and i give up, i've installed wordpress many times on other servers with no problem, first time on (1and1) ...
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Redirect to localhost after installing Multisite on server

After preparing the site on localhost, I uploaded it on server. Everything works fine by adding both lines to define WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL on wp-config.php and replacing the url site in the database ...
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WordPress: how to change URL for individual MultiSites?

Currently we have a MultiSite setup for our main website, and the URL's appear as follows: http://sub.domain.com/site-a (Site A) http://sub.domain.com/site-b (Site B) Site A is OK as is. But we ...
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Multisite Create Site not working

I've followed multiple Questions, but can't seem be to be able to find a solution. I'm looking to be able to have a local install multisite, (XAMPP), and succeeded in making multisite available. ...
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Wordpress 4.4 old permalink redirect

i have a question for you and i hope you can help me out. I have a site with over 500 broken links due to an old permalink i changed 3 year ago. I know i could use a plugin for that (if you recommend ...
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How to use https on one page only?

Shortly: I want my WordPress to respond in https on exactly one specifc route. Everything else should respond in http. Is that even possible in WordPress and how to do it? Details I have a single ...
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Site loads very slowly (4-5 minute load time)

I'm hosting a WP site on a VPN so I'm doing all of the server management. A while back, I simply renamed my WP folder so that it would be inaccessible. Now I need it to be accessible again and so I ...
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How to host unrelated pages on WordPress domain

Is it possible to have separate pages hosted on a WordPress site? For example, say I have my site www.website.co.uk, which has my WordPress blog and all that. Obviously it'll have things like ...
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Locked out of admin and some pictures don't show after failed SSL installation

in a bit of a pickle here as I'm not sure what has caused the issue so hopefully somebody here can help me. So I purchased the SSL certificate and but the folder with the files in onto my website. I ...
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Multisite theme path rewrite using .htaccess

I'm trying to rewrite the theme path for multiple domains (wordpresss multisite) using separate themes, this is my current .htaccess file, this is allowing each site to use seperate CSS files but not ...
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How do I host Wordpress on a hidden domain through a reverse proxy?

I have a reverse proxy for http://www.xxxx.com/guides/ pointing to Wordpress on another domain. I want to edit and administer it via the other domain, but I don't want the contents to be publicly ...
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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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Remove trailing slash after .html extension

my permalink settings are as follows: sitename/%postname%.html I have removed the trailing slash at the end. I am also using a plugin called "Remove slug from custom post type" to remove the custom ...
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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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How to properly force https and www on multisite

I have a wordpress multisite in network mode via wp multi network plugin. I've been trying to use .htaccess rules to force all urls to be https://www. eg: https://domain.com to ...
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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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.htaccess 301 redirect conflict with plugin “Wordpress Https”

I am using WordPress 4.1.1 and the Avada Theme on one of my websites and just recently decided to go with an SSL certificate. I got everything working with the help of "WordPress Https" plugin until ...
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ReDirect subfolder link to another sub-folder and force SSL

My wordpress is installed in a subfolder, for example: test, so my urls look like http://example.com/test/product/buy-product-a/ etc.. Now I have installed another wordpress in subfolder, for ...
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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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Htaccess https 301 problem

Since 2 weeks I have installed an SSL certificate on my domain. I have changed my base urls to https so my canonical url is https now. But now I need to force to https. I did this with the below ...
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Admin-Ajax.php, SSL, Non-SSL

I have a WordPress site behind a reverse proxy. The site is over http, except the wp-admin area, which is under https. We don't have BasicAuth or anything running on top of the admin area. One of our ...
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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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Restrict URL access to PHP files within wp-content/themes & wp-content/plugins

A theme author has confirmed that in their next update (sometime soon), they'll include code to restrict access to theme files, e.g. functions.php over HTTP. In the meantime, I've tested the ...
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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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Which WordPress scripts need to be executable for a fresh installation?

For security reasons I need to block access to scripts that will not be executed on a fresh WordPress installation. Example: /index.php --> needs to be executable /wp-includes/cache.php --> should ...
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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 ...