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://mysite.com/info/. I've tried the following:

#rewrite all ssl pages to non-ssl for everything that doesn't have /info/ in the request uri 
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/info/
RewriteRule (.*) http://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,QSA,L]

RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

the result is that https://mysite.com/info/ redirects to http://mysite.com/ instead. If I disable the wordpress rewrite rules, the preceding rules work fine. Can anyone suggest the proper way to target pretty urls in a rewrite condition?

  • Did you ever figure this out?
    – jetlej
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 17:21
  • Move the question to stackover community. This need expert .htaccess advice. Also shared the question on Facebook closed group. Lets see. Thanks
    – Vee
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 9:29
  • @jetlej Is your https://example.com/info/ an unexisting one? Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 16:05
  • @5ervant - Yes it's an existing page
    – jetlej
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 19:46
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    @Vee - Thanks for the advice. I did this and got an answer! stackoverflow.com/questions/31213450/…
    – jetlej
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 23:16

1 Answer 1


Edit your existing code to exclude the index.php from redirecting like this:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/info/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php$
RewriteRule (.*) http://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,QSA,L]

For an explanation, check the answer to this question at Stackoverflow: Issue with .htaccess redirecting all pages to HTTPS except one .

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