How to find and edit .htaccess file? (11 posts)

  1. Pierrick
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I need to edit the .htaccess file but cannot find it when I am on the admin side of WordPress. I watched and read tutorials which all mention the manage > file but I cannot find that menu anywhere on the interface.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

    I need to edit the .htaccess file (according to the SEO guy who carried out a SEO audit) so the blog http://www.keywordsandcocktails.com/blog would sit at the TLD (Top Level Domain) that is http://www.keywordsandcocktails.com/
    Anyone has had to do such a thing? I would appreciate a bit of guidance on this as I am not sure how to go about this...!

    Thank you


  2. Michelle Langston
    Theme Wrangler at Automattic
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can't edit .htaccess in the WordPress Dashboard as far as I know. You need to access your WordPress installation in an FTP client. When you are in the root of your WordPress installation in your FTP program, you need to go to the main menu of that program and select "Show hidden files" or "Show all files", depending on that program.

  3. Pierrick
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I found it. Thanks Chellycat. Have you got any idea about how I need to edit it to get the blog to sit at the TLD?

  4. joneallen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can use any Text Editor to edit the file.

  5. Pierrick
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Now that I can see what the .htacess file contains, here it is

    RedirectMatch permanent ^/$ http://www.keywordsandcocktails.co.uk/blog

    Do I just need to remove that redirect and the blog will sit on the TLD. Very wary to change anything on that file..!


  6. Michelle Langston
    Theme Wrangler at Automattic
    Posted 5 years ago #

    First, backup the file (save a copy on your local computer somewhere). That way if you mess it up, you'll have the back-up to fall back on.

    Next, you can just comment out that existing line by putting a "#" in front of it. Then copy and paste this code:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]
    # END WordPress
  7. Pierrick
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks. I shall try this and let you know thwe outcome

  8. Pierrick
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I tried the above and it did not work. What I get when I typed in http://www.keywordsandcocktails.co.uk is a blank page with the message Holding page for 123-reg

  9. Instead of messing with .htaccess voodoo, why not do this?


  10. Pierrick
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried to do that manip and broke my blog! Maybe you can tell me where I went wrong?

    My WordPress address (URL) is currently http://www.keywordsandcocktails.co.uk/blog
    My blog address (URL) is currently

    Am I right to think that i need to change the blog adddress URL to http://www.keywordsandcocktails.co.uk and then to move the folders (wp-content, wp-includes,...) to http://www.keywordsandcocktails.co.uk on the server

    And then what?
    Thanks for your help

  11. Please refer to your other tread:


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