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Monday, 14 March 2016

.htaccess RewriteRule Examples

.htaccess RewriteRule Examples

In Web Development, Many times we need to make Query string parameter as SEO Friendly, For this we need to make a changes in htacess file.
Benefits of SEO Friendly URLs.
  1. URL Readability become better
  2. Better Indexing by Search Engines
  3. Its hard to memorise the query string parameter
  4. Query string paramter in URL looks un-professional


Following are useful mod_rewrite RewriteRule EXAMPLES which you can use in your website.
Example 1
Original URL: http://domain.com/search.php?page=1
Rewritten URL:http://domain.com/search.php/page/1
.htaccess Rule:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^search.php/page/([0-9]+)?$ /search.php?page=$1 [L]



Example 2(Same as Above AND ".php")
Original URL:http://domain.com/search.php?page=1
Rewritten URL: http://domain.com/search/page/1
.htaccess RULE:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^search/page/([0-9]+)?$ /search.php?page=$1 [L]



Example 3
Original URL:http://domain.com/search.php?category=vehicles
Rewritten URL:http://domain.com/search/category/vehicles
.htaccess RULE:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^search/category/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)$ /search.php?category=$1 [L]



Example 4
Original URL: http://domain.com/search.php?category=vehical&page=1
Rewritten URL: http://domain.com/search/category/vehicles/page/1
.htaccess RULE:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^search/category/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)+/page/([0-9]+)?$ /search.php?category=$1&page=$2 [L]



Example 5
Original URL:http://domain.com/search.php?gender=men&department=clothing&products=tshirts[L]
Rewritten URL: http://domain.com/buy/men/clothing/tshirts
.htaccess RULE:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^buy/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)?$  /search.php?gender=$1&department=$2&products=$3[L]



Example 6
Original URL: http://domain.com/search.php?gender=men&department=clothing&products=tshirts&page=1
Rewritten URL:http://domain.com/buy/men/clothing/tshirts/page/2
.htaccess RULE:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^buy/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/page/([0-9]+)?$ /search.php?gender=$1&department=$2&products=$3&page=$4[L]


Note: You NEED NOT to include "RewriteEngine On" every time, Include once at top of .htacess file


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