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index.php to index.html and remove query string
? still appears

 9:44 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)


I used to have a index.php file under wordpress in my root directory which of course generates queries for "next pages" and the like, such as:

example.com/index.php?c=81&s=11 etc

I want to redirect all cases of index.php to index.html or rather just the example.com as I don't use index.php any longer.

I have the following code in my .htaccess file:

Redirect 301 /index.php http://www.example.com/?

Which does the trick except it leaves the "?" at the end. if I remove the "?" at the end the complete query string is shown, ie: example.com/?c=81&s=11

Any ideas? Thanks.



 9:47 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

You have to move to mod_rewrite (unfortunately) since mod_alias does not provide this feature.


 11:54 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks - do you know the mod_rewrite code for such a situation?


 12:09 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you're on Apache 2.+ you could use

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^index\.(?:html¦php)$ /? [R=301,L,NS]

Edit: BTW: you'll have to replace the ¦ pipe with a solid one from your keyboard since this character is modified by the forum software.

[edited by: Caterham at 12:13 pm (utc) on Mar. 11, 2009]


 12:16 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Wow - brilliant - that worked a treat.

Thanks very much for your time and help.


 7:27 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

I would always also include the domain name in the redirect target URL so that both incoming non-www and www requests are fixed to the canonical form of your choosing.

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