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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Cannot access non-wordpress subdirectories as wordpress overrides them with a 404 error

I refer to this question previously asked and not suitably answered: Wordpress overriding actual subdirectories and also Non "Wordpress" pages/code getting 404 error. I have the same ...
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custom htaccess rewrite rule for page

i have a page in wordpress called "video". its page id is 6, and its slug is "video" in my theme ive set it up to show content based on GET variables here is the URL rewrite im trying to set up: ...
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Setting up WordPress with Custom Permalinks and no .htaccess File?

I have a client that strongly prefers to disable .htaccess files because they like to set the Apache configurations themselves. However, they still want SEO-friendly URLs. Is there a way to have ...
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1answer
2k views

Passing variables through permalink structure

I have a WordPress page which is accessible via /accommodation/. What I want to be able to do is pass in a parameter using the URL - ie going to /accommodation/value1/ would load the same page as /...
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Redirect entire website to a single page

I need to redirect a whole WordPress site to a single WordPress page. A sort of maintenance mode, but the redirect has to go to a published WordPress page. Unfortunately, the maintenance page I need ...
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2answers
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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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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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665 views

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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2answers
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How to: 301 Redirect /category/ to /customname/

I've changed our "category base" in WP settings from the default "category" to "customname". Now there are 404 errors to links containing the old category slug eg. mysite.com/category/names What do ...
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5answers
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WordPress permalinks Yahoo hosting(no .htaccess allowed)

I have moved a Wordpress install to a client from sub folder to the root folder. Right now, everything works fine, except for the friendly URLs. I currently have to set the Permalink feature in "...
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2answers
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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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WordPress keeps writing rewrite rules to .htaccess

WordPress keeps writing rewrite rules into .htaccess again and again till it causes an error and causes server to return 500 Internal server error... i.e. My .htaccess is a series of # BEGIN ...
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Pages 404 in wordpress

First of all, I am very new to wordpress and know almost nothing about it. When I create the page foo using in wp-admin, I get the message that the page is created. When I click on view page, it 404s....
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WordPress site displaying 404 for any page apart from index

My WordPress site is returning a 404 not found error on any page apart from the homepage and /wp-admin. I have no absolutely no idea why this is. My Permalinks are set up to use /year/month/date/post-...
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2answers
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How to? Redirect /category/sci-fi/ to /category/scifi/?

I changed the wordpress category slug from "sci-fi" to "scifi" a few months back by accident. How can I redirect /category/sci-fi/ to /category/scifi/ so that /category/sci-fi/page/2/, /category/...
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Best collection of code for your .htaccess file [closed]

We have the Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file thread, so I thought that it might be useful to create a thread for our .htaccess files. AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD ANY OF YOUR OWN ...
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3answers
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Masking wp-content/themes/name/images to just images directory using htaccess

I'm trying what I thought would be something really simple of masking my url but cannot seem to get it to work. I want to be able to link to images in my img tag without having to type in the full ...
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6answers
10k views

How do I skip wordpress's 404 handling and redirect all 404 errors for static files to 404.html?

How do I skip wordpress's 404 handling and redirect all 404 errors for static files to 404.html? I read and it seems its not possible when using permalinks? The objective is to reduce the server ...
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4answers
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Security and .htaccess

About a month ago I started a WordPress blog on a hosted server related to a hobby. So, I am new to this at present. Since I'm concerned about security, one thing I did was to install the plugin WP ...
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2answers
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How to create custom 401, 403 and 500 error pages?

When a 404 error is encountered, a 404.php template file can be used to render a custom error message. This is documented in the Template Hierarchy article. My aim is to create custom error pages ...
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3answers
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Moving a WP Multisite to a subdirectory

Firstly, I've read a number of posts on this process. However, for various reasons, the process remains difficult to implement or troubleshoot for lack of even abstracted examples, or maybe too ...
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5answers
6k views

Use a different domain for SSL

long time lurker - first time poster. A client of mine has a website developed in CakePHP, and a wordpress blog installed in the /blog/ directory. Let's say the url of the main domain is http://...
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2answers
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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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3answers
6k views

500 error when using virtual host

I've got a Wordpress MU install in a sub-directory of my webserver. When I point my virtual host at that directory I get my index page but no styling or access to any pages. It's like it can't ...
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1answer
578 views

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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2answers
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How Do I Programmatically Force Custom Permalinks with My Theme?

I'm making a custom theme. It's a highly specialized theme to make WordPress into like an application rather than a CMS system or blog. For instance, a Dental Office Scheduling System (with CMS and ...
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2answers
515 views

Combining Multiple Taxonomies in one URL

I'm creating a complex site with a product catalog with two custom taxonomies. They are Brands and Types. Brands - Canon - Toshiba - HP Types - Printers - Scanners - Multifunction I need a page ...
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2answers
4k views

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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2answers
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Two “.htaccess” Files Located in Different Directories?

I found two ".htaccess" files, one is located in '/httpdocs/.htaccess', another one is located in '/httpdocs/wordpress/.htaccess', the content is different, is it normal? The Wordpress was installed ...
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1answer
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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: www.mydomain.com/product-category/...
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1answer
168 views

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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1answer
1k views

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, (it'...
0
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1answer
926 views

How to avoid wordpress permalink rules to inherit in a sub-folder

I have WordPress installation on the root of a website, I need to install another application on a sub-folder but that application got its own set of rules for URLs on its .htaccess file, my problem ...
0
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2answers
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Basically the opposite MultiSite URL question that most people ask

Going to install a wordpress multisite in a subdirectory format. So a new site will be site.com/sitetwo/ or site.com/sitethree/ but what I need to do for the specific task at hand is change the url to ...
0
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1answer
351 views

Auto 301 to full post permalink? (using /posts/%post_id%/%postname%)

I update my permalink structure to /post/%post_id%/%postname%, but if someone uses a URL like /post/1234 instead of the full URL of /post/1234/bingo-rulz, WordPress shows the post without giving a 301 ...
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1answer
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custom naming of search permalink /search/

I found this snippet online … function search_url_rewrite_rule() { if ( is_search() && !empty($_GET['s'])) { wp_redirect(home_url("/search/") . urlencode(get_query_var('s'))); ...
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3answers
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Options for restricting access to wp-admin

So i've installed a plug-in which allows me to enable two-factor authentication for my users. The problem is that to enable the plug-in i have to log in as that user and enable it via their profile ...
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4answers
1k views

Plugin to edit htaccess file

Is there anyway I can edit my htaccess file without using ftp?
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3answers
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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 ...
2
votes
3answers
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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 #...
2
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
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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 ...
2
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4answers
1k views

Permalinks to Custom does not work (out of box)

I have tried to change mode of .htaccess in wordpress folder to 644. Yet, I get Not Found The requested URL /wordpress/features/ was not found on this server. I keep reading about rearranging my ....
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3answers
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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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4answers
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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 define('...
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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 ...
0
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1answer
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Redirecting all old links from previous EE site to new WP site in one go?

I'm about to migrate from an old Expression Engine website to a new WordPress site on the same domain. Is there anything I should be aware of with respects to redirecting old links? The old site is ...
0
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3answers
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404 error on subcategory pages

I have seen some other questions and answers on this but unable to resolve at the moment. I have some categories setup as follows: Blog -- Sub Cat The Permalinks are currently setup with custom ...
0
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1answer
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wordpress permalinks tweeks

I am getting following permalink structure after creating any post... http://domain.com/wp/postname As per Permalink Settings.... Post name: http://domain.com/wp/sample-post/ This permalink is ...
0
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1answer
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Hide pages from google and visitors

I have wordpress site where i have few custom type pages. I load the content of those pages with jquery load. But I dont want that those pages are directly visible. So if user goes to http://www....