So I've created a folder under my wordpress root directory containing simple vueJS html files and assets such that anyone can access them from a url like:


My external folder however contains its own routes and url params so going to a url like Mywordpress.com/externalfolder/about should be handled in the page logic itself, entirely seperate from wordpress, but instead, wordpress redirects to 404.

How do i remove this behaviour and get the server to use whatever my external folder serves up, and remove wordpress from interfering with anything on the original /externalfolder/ path.

  • Move external out of the dir for WP. ...com/external/ and ...com/wordpress/
    – shanebp
    Jan 8, 2021 at 0:19

1 Answer 1


You have 2 options:

1 - Move either WP or your vueJS into a separate folder severd from a new or sub domain,

2 - Adjust the default Wp .htaccess to ignore your externalfolder .


RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /


RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/externalfolder/

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