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In wordpress site how to Redirect the non-www version of the site to the www version to remove duplicate content

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This code is similar to Eugene’s, but it will redirect any domain that is not your main domain with “www” to the correct address. Handy if you have multiple top-level domains.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

# These are the lines that do the trick
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.yourdomain\.com$
RewriteRule .* http://www.yourdomain.com/$0 [L,R=301]
</IfModule>
  • hello geert, till my site not redirect. any other solution for redirecting www and non-www. – ayyan Mar 30 '12 at 6:26
  • # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^http:www.//demo.yourdomain.com/realestate/$ RewriteRule (.*) demo.yourdomain.com/realestate/$1 [L,R=301] RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d </IfModule> # END WordPress – ayyan Mar 30 '12 at 6:55
  • Note that you need to put the my code above the WP code in the .htaccess. Also, make sure your Apache server has the mod_rewrite module installed. – Geert Mar 30 '12 at 7:25
  • hellow geert i put the code in .htaccess. But it redirect out of the site. – ayyan Mar 30 '12 at 7:29
  • You did change "yourdomain.com" to your own domain, did you? – Geert Mar 30 '12 at 8:31
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You need to setup it in your .htaccess file, it should looks like this one:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yourdomain\.com$
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>
  • After change it not working. – ayyan Mar 28 '12 at 5:53
  • I have updated the code. I forgot to add ,L directive to the redirection rule. It should work now. – Eugene Manuilov Mar 28 '12 at 6:05
  • @EugeneManuilov you need a / before $1 in the RewriteRule. – Geert Mar 28 '12 at 7:12
  • Thanks @Geert, it was early morning when I wrote it. I have updated it. – Eugene Manuilov Mar 28 '12 at 7:46

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