htaccess questions (6 posts)

  1. vgvetter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Am lost in htaccess...

    Have checked Codex, Wikipedia, and other sources but the only answers I find are in codespeak...

    What I really need are plain English answers to:

    1. Where did the htacess file in my WP site come from? I didn't generate it.

    2. Here's what it reads, what does it mean?
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    3. In its present form, how does it effect site performance?

    4. Could this structure have anything to do with the fact that only half the site is being indexed after 60 days?

    5. How could it be rewritten to improve site performance?

    6. Would any of the several available plugins benefit me?

    All and any information will be gratefully appreciated.


  2. WPProHelp
    Posted 3 years ago #


    1. The htaccess file is automatically generated by WordPress itself when you configured the permalinks.

    2. Those are the actual rewrite rules that rewrite the actual WordPress URLs to user-readable / search engine friendly URL's behind the scenes.

    3. It does not affect your site's performance.

    4. It has got nothing to do with the indexing of your website.

    5. No need for the .htaccess file to be rewritten.

    6. What do you mean? Plugins can be used to extend the functionality of your website. If you would like some additional functionality that an out of the box WordPress installation does not provide you with, you can use a plugin.

    Hope the above helps.

  3. vgvetter
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Yes, it helps a bunch!

    Appreciate the straight talk, and really liked the answers.

    Guess I can concentrate on cleaning up other deficiencies.

    I owe you one.


  4. WPProHelp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problems Vern.

    Regarding "Guess I can concentrate on cleaning up other deficiencies" - are you having some speed issues or what?

  5. vgvetter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No, speed is under control.

    Biggest gap I've got is to get the entire site indexed, but will take that up on a G forum.

    Thanks again.


  6. WPProHelp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well that is a different story :) Good luck with it but rest assured that WordPress and htaccess files got nothing to do with it.

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