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Redirect Rules (6 posts)

  1. goodsnake
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I wanted to change my redirect settings for the archives so they are by the title of the post. It says I have to change something in the .htaccess file. I am not completely stupid but I can't seem to find this file. Am I supposed to write it myself? Could someone help me understand what I am supposed to do? Thanks!

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, you create the .htaccess file yourself, and it's normally (for WP rewrite rules) in the root WP directory. Since I'm not clear on whether you have existing rewrite rules or not, I'll just assume you don't. :)
    All you need to do is go into your admin screen->Options->Permalinks. Use the tags displayed there to generate the rewrite rules. Y ou then cut and paste the generated rules into your text editor, and save it as .htaccess. Upload, and that should do it.
    (Note: this requires mod_rewrite to be installed on your host's server.)

  3. Cena
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ooops, that was me.

  4. goodsnake
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    what is mod_rewrite?

  5. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Apache is a webserver, that is, an application that serves web pages upon request. It uses a module (add-on) called rewrite to help with rewriting the URIs of requested pages. That module is called mod_rewrite.
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_rewrite.html
    will give you more details.

  6. goodsnake
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for all your help, I have it working now!
    I am having to learn so much to be able to make WP work like I want it to, but it is so much fun!

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