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URL rewriting

Thread began 11/29/2012 5:18 am by mrs | Last modified 12/05/2012 10:39 am by mrs | 873 views | 4 replies |


URL rewriting

Hi all, I know this is cheeky, but I am struggling to get to grips with URL rewriting known as mod_rewrite for the .htaccess file on apache.

Has anybody here successfully managed to rewrite their URLs for the powerstore?

If so, can I be rude and ask if you could post the code for it here as I am unsure as to what I am doing wrong!

I was hoping to simply have a URL that looks a bit like this:


123456 being the actual unique record ID of the database record.

Thanks in advance.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

there are many mod rewrite generators available on line like this one that may help:

there are also many tutorials out there like this one that may help:

Or there is the mod rewrite forum:

they may be able to help with specifics there

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Hi Jason, just a few questions about URL rewriting...

I seem to find this as one of my nemeses!

If I do manage to apply URL rewriting, do I have to change the href code to point to the 'rewritten' URL like, or do I point to the standard link such as

I can get URL rewriting to half work, but only on html files. If I use php files, the page fails. Also, when I tested an html file, I could use website/dog-chews and website/dog-chews.html in the address bar with some success, so I am left a little bewildered as to what I am meant to use as a URL address, and I have read so much info, but nothing clarifies this.

Thanks for your help so far.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The links on your page will stay the same:

the point of mod_rewrite is to translate that link to a more friendly URL.

Support for mod_rewrite is beyond what we can offer in this forum. If you have specific questions, the mod_rewrite forum i linked to bellow would be better suited to addressing your questions.

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Thank you Jason.

I do know you don't support it here, it seemed that you knew something about it and I thought I'd ask you about the link. It's just been painful to find some rudimentary answers... out of all of the blogs and articles I've read, not one clearly explains what I am meant to be using within the href link itself, so I have been going round trying out different links with different rewrite rules, seeming to get somewhere, then finding it doesn't entirely work as expected.

So, links are as I thought they should be, so you have been of some help simply by clarifying that.


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