Questions tagged [htaccess]

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 problem ...
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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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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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Site Redirecting to wp-signup.php

I migrated content from our production server to our dev server in an attempt to sync all environments. I used the All-In-One WP Migration plugin. Now, when I access dev.domain.com I am forwarded to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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htaccess https redirect from www to non-www

I have added .htaccess https redirect from www to non-www with: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\. RewriteCond %{HTTPS}s ^on(s)|off ...
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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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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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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 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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Remove subfolders from URL

I am having a tough time removing the subfolders from the URL in my WordPress site. Currently, the URL format is: www.mysite.com/subfolder/index.php/category/postname I would like to remove both the ...
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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 ...
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How do I skip wordpress's 404 handling?

I want to extend my website in a way that is parallel to the wordpress theme. Example: My website with wordpress is at: www.mywebsite.com By ftp I added a directory named test, in which there is a ...
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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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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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.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 ...
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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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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 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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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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How to attach region identifier to a pretty url?

I want to be able to have a url that has a region defined in it by country (aka USA = us or Canada = ca) and I want the url to be pretty. None of this attaching variables onto the url. When designing ...
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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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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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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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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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Passing parameters to a custom page template using clean urls

I am now passing parameters to a custom template in the following format www.example.com/?pageid=12&rid=24&title=this-is-the-title I have created two tables . So I need to fetch data and ...
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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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Protecting direct access to PDF and ZIP unless user logged in (without plugin)

Working on a WordPress support site which has registered only user content, including uploaded PDF and ZIP files. I'm looking for a way to prevent direct access to those PDFs and ZIP files inside the ...
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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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htaccess problem after saving Settings

I have a very strange problem with WordPress. I transferred website from one domain to another with the use of Duplicator plugin. Everything works just fine but when I change something in settings ...
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Wordpress Rewrite

I'm trying to get http://example.com/site/vendors/?u=abc to rewrite to http://example.com/site/vendors/abc but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the url rewrites to work. /site/ is the ...
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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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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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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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Multisite: Develop locally using production images with .htaccess

I work on a multisite WordPress installation (see - https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network), I don't want to have to download all the remote production images to test the sites on my local ...
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Moving wp-content outside of web root?

Is it possible to move the entire wp-content folder outside of the Web root? I need to prevent anyone to view any asset file (images, pdfs, movies etc) with a direct url to the file... Any ideas? Or ...
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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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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 ...
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Dynamic URL, not a physical page within the database

Knowing how WordPress essentially processes page requests (through index.php and .htaccess), I'm trying to figure out the best way to "ignore" a certain permalink structure, or rewrite it in such way ...
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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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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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PHP - redirect https to http and www to non-www

**EDIT: I finally figured this out. Scroll down for my self-answered self-accepted answer (green check mark) ** I'm currently using functions.php to redirect https urls to http for a site which ...
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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 ...
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Suppress subdirectory from Wordpress Multisite primary URL

I just installed WordPress Multisite (version 4.7.2) in a subdirectory of my primary domain (site1.com/wordpress), and I've configured multisite to use subdirectories for all other sites. I ...
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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 ...