Htaccess Editor – Safely Edit Htaccess File

Description

WP Htaccess Editor provides a simple, safe & fast way to edit & test the site’s .htaccess file from WP admin. Before saving htaccess can be tested for syntax errors. It also automatically creates a backup every time you make a change to the htaccess file. Backups can be restored directly from the plugin, or via FTP if the errors in .htaccess file prevent WP from running normally. For all questions, including support please use the official forum.

Access WP Htaccess Editor via WP Admin – Settings menu.

Testing Htaccess Syntax

Use the “test before saving” button to test htaccess file syntax before saving. Please note that this test does not check the logic of your htaccess file, ie if the redirects work as intended. It only checks for syntax errors.

Automatic Backups

Htaccess Editor makes automatic backups of htaccess file every time you make a change to it. Backups are located in /wp-content/htaccess-editor-backups/ and timestamped so you can easily find the latest htaccess backup and restore it.

WordPress Network (WPMU) Support

WP Htaccess Editor is fully compatible and tested with WP Network (WPMU). It shows up under the Settings menu in network admin. It’s not available in individual sites as there is only one .htaccess file per network.

The plugin was originally developed by Lukenzi in March of 2011.

Screenshots

  • WP Htaccess Editor admin page
  • Actions have to be double-confirmed to prevent accidents

Installation

Follow the usual routine;

  1. Open WordPress admin, go to Plugins, click Add New
  2. Enter “htaccess editor” in search and hit Enter
  3. Plugin will show up as the first on the list, click “Install Now”
  4. Activate & open plugin’s settings page located under the Settings menu

Or if needed, upload manually;

  1. Download the latest stable version from from downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-htaccess-editor.latest-stable.zip
  2. Unzip it and upload to /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Open WordPress admin – Plugins and click “Activate” next to “WP Htaccess Editor”
  4. Open plugin’s admin page located under the Settings menu

FAQ

I’ve killed my site! Help!?

Nothing is lost or deleted. You can easily get your site back.
You’re probably getting an error 500 or a white screen (of death). First connect to your site via FTP and locate the .htaccess file. Delete it, or rename it. Try the site again – it should open. If it did locate the backup of the old, working .htaccess file in /wp-content/htaccess-editor-backups/ copy the file to your site’s root folder and you’re back in business.

I get an error saying the .htaccess file can’t be edited or created

Sorry, we can’t change the file access privileges set by your server. You’ll have to edit the file via FTP.

Head over to our support forums. We’ll gladly assist you.

How do I get support?

Head over to our support forums. We’ll gladly help you.

Do you support WP-CLI?

Not yet, but we plan to.

Reviews

November 1, 2019
I tried some other and te ruined my htaccess with great skill. But this one is a top editor, syntax higliht, checking before saving and backups, what more do you want? And a fair warning for beginners on top of the editor. In short, use this one!
October 11, 2019
Takes care of that pesky permalinks issue where wordpress wipes out your htaccess doc for no rhyme or reason. It also keeps back up copies for those who do not have ftp going for them. I Highly Recommend! Thanks!
October 9, 2019
I am also a server administrator and could "easily" go in via secure shell access command line and find the hidden .htaccess file, chmod it to proper FTP permissions from the default WordPress permissions, set up FTP access to edit in a local editor, make changes to the .htaccess file, FTP it back up, and then chmod htaccess back to WordPress secure permissions... OR... in 10 seconds I can install this plugin, and within 30 seconds make the necessary code changes, test, and save. THANK YOU for making my life SIMPLE! You are AWESOME!!! If you are looking to temporarily or permanently increase the default 2 MB WordPress Media File size restraint simply add these lines to the end of your .htaccess file with the help of this plugin: # Increase Media and Post File Size php_value upload_max_filesize 64M php_value post_max_size 128M php_value memory_limit 256M php_value max_execution_time 300 php_value max_input_time 300 # END Increase Media and Post File Size
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Contributors & Developers

“Htaccess Editor – Safely Edit Htaccess File” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

v1.65

  • 2019/08/16
  • fixed a few bugs
  • new feature: test htaccess file for syntax errors before saving
  • 50,000 installations hit on 2019-08-10

v1.60

  • 2019/03/12
  • fixed a few bugs
  • new: editor size is persistent; saved in localStorage
  • menu item moved from Tools to Settings
  • full WordPress Network (WPMU) compatibility

v1.55

  • 2019/01/15
  • added code editor resize feature
  • fixed a few bugs
  • 40k installations hit on 2019-01-09 with 172,000 downloads

v1.50

  • 2018/12/21
  • WebFactory took over development
  • complete plugin rewrite
  • 30,000 installations; 162,200 downloads

v1.3.0

  • Added Spanish translation (Thanks to Andrew Kurtis from WebHostingHub.com)
  • Updated design
  • Updated info links

v1.2.0

  • Improved code
  • Improved design
  • Improved security
  • Removed debug panel
  • Updated translations
  • Updated links
  • Updated screenshots
  • Adding plugin logo

v1.1.1

  • Fixed CHMOD

v1.1.0

  • Adding Czech and English language
  • Adding debug panel
  • Added information about the author and translators
  • Fixed vulnerability
  • Fixed bug loading translations files
  • Optimized for minimum memory requirements
  • Small code modifications

v1.0.1

  • Adding button for create .htaccess file if not exists
  • Fixed bug in the permissions to view the plugin
  • Optimized for smaller memory requirements

v1.0.0

  • 2011/03/24
  • First stable version
  • Adding to WordPress repository