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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Improve wordpress security by hiding non public resources

I'm new from wordpress and i want improve security of wordpress multisite by hiding non public resources, eg. wp-admin, wp-config etc. My setting seem to work, but i don't know if this setting can ...
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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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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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Multisite htaccess on localhost with WP as an SVN external?

I've mimicked Otto's setup here: http://ottopress.com/2011/creating-a-wordpress-site-using-svn/ and my brief example is below. That tutorial is specific to a single site install, and specifies a ...
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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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How to stop wordpress from changing default .htaccess permissions to 444

I installed my website using an installer - fantastico for a quick install. Just a few days ago, I started getting a weird error in w3tc plugin and it would ask me to update via ftp as you can see ...
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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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File and directory permissions

I installed latest WordPress 3.5 in my CentOS server. When I tried accessing http://example.com/wp-includes/, I received a listing of the directory: (Index of wp-includes). I added the following code ...
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Clash of the rewrites

I have a category called 'neighborhoods'. I also have child categories within 'neighborhoods' E.G. Lakewood, Highland Park... When I click 'highland park' the url is /pages/category/neighborhoods/...
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Edit or Remove Plugin .htaccess Using The Admin Panel

I am looking for a way to edit or reset the .htaccess file for a wordpress site without access to the filesystem, working only with the wp-admin web interface and/or plugins* (see below for the back ...
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2answers
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What does a security risk in a plugin look like?

My server was hacked this weekend. By the Russians! Of the 50+ domains on my server, every single one had a hacked .htaccess file which was redirecting search results and a few other things to a ...
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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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Allow admin login at /admin

I am interested in: how can we change the default login url /wp-admin to /login how can we add another url for login so that both /wp-admin and /login would work I tried to use a custom filter and ...
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2answers
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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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Securing wp-admin folder - Purpose? Importance?

I am trying to understand how to secure a WordPress site. One security task I do not understand is...How important is it to protect the "wp-admin folder"? For example, I would consider limit login ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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How to add custom rewrite rule to .htaccess?

I want to add a custom rewrite rule to my .htaccess file using a function inside functions.php The rewrite rule I want to add is as follows: RedirectMatch 301 ^/author/(.+)$ http://name-blog.com/$1 ...
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1answer
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htaccess rewrite conflict with wordpress rules and ssl

this one has me buggered- I have the below htaccess rule to redirect ssl to non-ssl pages. this works fine, except I'd like to exclude certain wordpress requests from this rule- for example, https://...
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.htaccess and 500 error, extra character added

I am having a weird problem. Every few days I go to my website and get an "Internal Server Error" - Or 500 error. I go into the .htaccess file of the site and notice it's been altered. One character ...
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2answers
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Having a custom post slug that clashes with an existing directory

I'm currently transitioning a website from their existing CMS to WordPress. I have a custom post type of 'Episodes', with a URL of myurl.com/episodes/ There is also an existing directory at myurl....
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2answers
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Does WordPress Change the .htaccess File When Updating?

I've just implemented a new WP website, replacing an older hardcoded HTML site. I will be adding 301 redirects in the .htaccess file to point the old URIs to the new WP Permalinks. My questions is, ...
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3answers
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Default .htaccess file for wordpress?

My .htaccess files are intercepting with WordPress' .htaccess file, which modules and which settings (specified by .htaccess) are required for WordPress site to work? In other words, where can I find ...
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4answers
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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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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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How to redirect url requests to https? [closed]

I've searched far and wide for a solution to this and I am sure it's simple but I simply couldn't find a solution. This is the regular wordpress redirect code: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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1answer
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Rewrite rules in .htaccess get overwritten?

I'm not able to make it work by adding custom rewrite rules into functions.php or adding custom permastructures either. I have this code in my .htaccess that is working fine. # BEGIN WordPress <...
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1answer
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Wordpress .htaccess subdirectory problem

I've been having some issues with my Wordpress install allowing me to access subdirectories, specifically a CodeIgniter install at mydomain.com/codeigniter. I know that technically it should work just ...
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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 ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

.htaccess file redirecting to parent directory

I am creating separate WordPress installations in several subdirectories of one domain. At first I was getting a 500 Server Internal error.. so I created the .htaccess file and uploaded it to each ...
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1answer
57 views

Bypass .htaccess when using download_url

I've got the following .htaccess file in my a custom directory in Uploads called client. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !(www.)?example.co.uk/client-area* RewriteRule ^.*$ - [R=403,L] ...
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1answer
209 views

Isolating WordPress to a subfolder

I'm trying to isolate a wordpress installation on our site to a specific subfolder. I created a folder on our root site named _wp and placed all the wordpress files in there. I added the following ...
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3answers
261 views

How to Block Access to Standard Login Flow and Comment Flow

I've set up custom flows on my Wordpress blog for login, signup, and commenting. I would like to password protect the standard login flow so only I can use it, and block access entirely to the ...
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1answer
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Add rewrite rule in plugin: with .htaccess in plugin folder or using WordPress functions

I need add a rewrite rule in my plugin, and distribute it with my code. All works fine if I put the rule in the .htaccess in the WordPress root folder, but I need distribute the plugin with my rule. ...
3
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1answer
218 views

Removing rules from .htaccess

I'm writing a small plugin that needs to write to .htaccess a simple non_wp_rule and i am doing it like this: function ci_flush_rules() { global $wp_rewrite; $wp_rewrite->flush_rules(); } ...
3
votes
1answer
725 views

301 Redirects for Changed Permalink Structure & Category Base

I'm redeveloping a site on a fresh WP install. The old site had the following permalink structure: domain.com/CATEGORY/POSTNAME/ The new site has the following permalink structure: domain.com/YEAR/...
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votes
2answers
664 views

W3 Total Cache Plugin with WP 3 MultiUser [closed]

I'm having some strange behavior with my W3 Total Cache solution working on my multi-user Wordpress 3 installation. The multi-user is setup to use sub directories, and I'm using all types of caching ...
3
votes
0answers
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WordPress blocking/preventing viewing of .cgi file in subdirectory [closed]

I have a .cgi file, /data/displayQuery.cgi, that WordPress is showing a generic "Page not found!" error page for. I have my .htaccess file configured to not rewrite any file in the /data subdirectory. ...
3
votes
1answer
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WordPress Multisite Login Access

I have a multisite installation and use an .htaccess directive to close access to wp-login.php. <files wp-login.php> errordocument 403 http://example.com/restricted/ order deny,allow deny from ...
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1answer
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How to remove admin.php?page= from admin using .htaccess?

I've been looking for this everywhere, and can't find it - so I apologize if it is a duplicate question. I can't believe it hasn't been asked before... So please direct me if it has :) I'm looking ...
3
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0answers
561 views

WordPress + Magento .htaccess ReWriteRule Issue (www vs. non-www)

I have an issue I've been facing for a bit now. Moved away from it, but now I'm back and just have no idea after trying to find a solution online. It seems individuals have faced similar issues, but ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Wordpress multisite causing Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: WordPress upgrade now receiving Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error We have just installed WordPress 3.0.1 and everything worked fine. However, as soon as ...
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votes
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 ....