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  • I have raised these questions in another thread Permalinks and Edit posts WP 2.0 beta. I think someone may overlook it, so I start a new thread to ask it agin.

    In version 1.5.2, I use mod_rewrite to redirect all my post feed and comment feed to Feedburner, and use the mod_rewrite of Ultimate Tag Warrior (UTW) plugin to use a simpler URL /tag/tag instead of /index.php?tag=tag.

    I have tried to use .htaccess file of version 1.5.2 in version 2.0 Beta 1 without any problem. I found that whatever permalink structure I used, the content of .htaccess file still contained the following few lines.

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php

    I love the simplicity of the content of .htaccess file in 2.0. I tried to use it but I have some problems if someone can lead me a hand to solve it.

    1. How to disable the mod_rewrite of post feed and comment feed so that I can add the entries of redirection of feed to Feedburner?
    2. I have added the following entries in .htaccess that generated by UTW of /tag/tag URL redirection to the .htaccess of version 2.0 Beta 1. However, the redirection failed. How can I solve it?

    RewriteRule ^tag/?(.*)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$ /index.php?tag=$1&feed=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^tag/?(.*)/page/?(.*)/$ /index.php?tag=$1&paged=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^tag/?(.*)/$ /index.php?tag=$1 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^tag/?(.*)/page/?(.*)$ /index.php?tag=$1&paged=$2 [QSA,L]
    RewriteRule ^tag/?(.*)$ /index.php?tag=$1 [QSA,L]

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  • Preferably, plugins shouldn’t write directly to .htaccess. Instead, they should write to WP’s internal rewrite structure and let WP handle it.

    The Feed director plugin provides a simple example of how to do this.

    This is my .htaccess file. It works like a charm. 🙂


    Thanks Viper007Bond. After I moved all my rewrite rules to the beginning of .htaccess file, and let those entries of WordPress in the end. It works like a charm. 😉


    The link to your .htaccess is broken (as of this post). Could you repost it? Thanks


    How would you use WP’s internal rewrite structure to rewrite:




    Where tagname could be anything.

    I played a bit with it trying to follow your example but haven’t been able to get quite there, can you do it with internal wordpress functions or should I just parse the requested URL to grab it?

    What I currently have:

    function taggerati_rewrite($wp_rewrite) {
    $taggerati_rules = array(
    'tags/(.+)' => '/index.php?page_id=271&tag='.ltrim($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],"/tags/")
    $wp_rewrite->rules = $taggerati_rules + $wp_rewrite->rules;
    // Hook in.
    add_filter('generate_rewrite_rules', 'taggerati_rewrite');

    That gets me as far as rewriting /tags/anything to ?page_id=271 but the second GET parameter never seems to be applied even if I hardcode it to one of my tags so it doesn’t load the specific tag page just the generic tags page, what am I doing wrong?


    The link to your .htaccess is broken (as of this post). Could you repost it? Thanks

    It’s working as of the time of this post.

    Okay I officially give up…

    I have tried using WP’s internal rewrite rules and .htaccess but in no way can I get this to work:

    /tags/tagname –> /index.php?tag=tagname

    Trying to do it in .htaccess with:

    RewriteRule ^tags/?(.*)$ /index.php?tag=$1 [NC,L]

    Just results in a 404 and using WP’s internal rewrite rules I can’t for the life of me set a GET variable.

    So how can you do this?

    Okay on a whim I tried the other method in the Codex:

    function keywords_createRewriteRules($rewrite) {
    global $wp_rewrite;

    // add rewrite tokens
    $keytag_token = '%tags%';
    $wp_rewrite->add_rewrite_tag($keytag_token, '(.+)', 'tag=');

    $keywords_structure = $wp_rewrite->root . "tags/$keytag_token";
    $keywords_rewrite = $wp_rewrite->generate_rewrite_rules($keywords_structure);

    return ( $rewrite + $keywords_rewrite );
    add_filter('search_rewrite_rules', 'keywords_createRewriteRules');

    That works as long as I ALSO have the below in my .htaccess:

    RewriteRule ^tags/?(.*)$ /index.php?tag=$1 [NC,L]

    One will not work without the other, what is up with that?

    If someone could give me a hand with wrangling whatever I need to wrangle to get UTW to do the rewriting stuff; that would be super {:

    I’ve tinkered with changing the contents of the action to look like both the example here: and here: and in both situations, when I go to a theoretically rewritten tag page, I get what looks like the homepage instead.

    I’ve done a little bit of digging in the code responsible for the url rewriting; and for a tag page, my handy debug info says: Got a match:tag/?(.*)$ query is tag=$1 whereas for a category page, I get: Got a match:category/(.+?)/?$ query is category_name=gah (query is the value of $query after the call to parse_str; before the value of _GET[“error”] is checked..)

    Category looks like it should work; and I can see why tags wouldn’t d:

    I’m just not sure whether it’s a UTW problem or a wordpress problem.

    (Incidentally, if I tried using a tag named “$1”, it didn’t work either. If I go to ?index.php?tag=sometag it works; so the underlying tag-getting bit seems to be working)

    I should add; the currently tinkered with version of the rewrite filter is this:

    function ultimate_rewrite_rules($existingrules) {
    if(get_option("utw_use_pretty_urls") == "yes") {
    $baseurl = get_option("utw_base_url");
    $rules = new array();
    $rules[substr($baseurl, 1) . "?(.*)/feed/(feed|rdf|rss|rss2|atom)/?$"] = "index.php?tag=$1&feed=$2";
    $rules[substr($baseurl, 1) . "?(.*)/page/?(.*)/$"] = "index.php?tag=$1&paged=$2";
    $rules[substr($baseurl, 1) . "?(.*)/$"] = "index.php?tag=$1";
    $rules[substr($baseurl, 1) . "?(.*)/page/?(.*)$"] = "index.php?tag=$1&paged=$2";
    $rules[substr($baseurl, 1) . "?(.*)$"] = "index.php?tag=$1";
    return $rules + $existingrules->rules;

    Just so you don’t have to go digging around for it (:

    I figured it out for maself d:

    Making URL rewriting* go in wordpress 2.0 RC1

    * That is, when you need to snag values from the query string

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