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Exclude File Type Requests

Don't pass requests for certain file types to WordPress for 404 handling.

If you use the pretty permalinks feature of WordPress, any request that doesn't match to a file on the server will be passed to WordPress for handling. This results in 404 hits having more load on your server than a traditional 404 request. In particular it can be a problem if a directory of images is moved or missing, as each page load request might spawn dozens of 404-ing image requests - effectively increasing your server load by a multiplier.

This plugin allows you to set a list of file extensions that you do not want WordPress to handle 404s for. By default, it includes a list of media types, but you may want to adjust this to suit your needs.

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2010-5-11
Downloads: 2,445

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