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php extension removal

Thread began 5/10/2020 1:25 pm by Jamie | Last modified 5/12/2020 1:44 pm by Ray Borduin | 30 views | 4 replies |

Jamie

php extension removal

Hi Ray

Not sure if this is possible but wondering if you have a page, for example, www.domainname.com/testpage.php but you want to be able to give someone the url without using the php extension so www.domainname.com/testpage

I have tried redirecting the former to the latter but it gets in a redirect loop
I have tried just accessing www.domainname.com/testpage but it displays as 404

So is it possible to modify this htaccess rule for just a single page rather than any page with a php extension?

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]



Many thanks

Jamie

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Jamie

OK, so have worked it out finally:

# To externally redirect /testpage.php to /testpage
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} /(testpage)\.php[\s?] [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /testpage[L,R=302,NC]

# To internally forward testpage to testpage.php
RewriteRule ^(testpage)/?$ $1.php [L,NC]
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Jamie

Off the back of being asked to do this for the client, made me wonder if there was any benefit to remove php extensions on pages (eg about.php to about) from either a UX or SEO persepctive or doesnt it matter?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I don't believe it really matters. Google is smart enough to ignore it, so I don't think it effects SEO. It might be a small benefit if you are verbally telling them the page to go to over the phone or something, but the benefit is minor.

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Jamie

thanks Ray

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