URL Rewrite with links

i have a link that looks like this


which I want to redirect to


this is what I am currently using to redirect and it's not working

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_]+).html$ /site/index.php?page=$1&done_redirect=1
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_]+)/([A-Za-z0-9_]+).html$ /site/index.php?page=$1&id=$2&done_redirect=1

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} page=([A-Za-z0-9_]+)
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !id=([A-Za-z0-9_]+)
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !done_redirect=1
RewriteRule ^site/index.php$ /1.html? [R]

what happens is

domain.com/site/home.html becomes domain.com/site/index.php?page=home


domain.com/site/categories/product1.html becomes domain.com/site/index.php?page=categories&id=product1

that works

the second part is that

domain.com/site/index.php?page=home shows in the address bar as  domain.com/site/home.html

but this bit does't display as I would like

domain.com/site/index.php?page=categories&id=product1 should become


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try this

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^([^/]*)\.html$ /site/index.php?page=$1 [L]
abenbowAuthor Commented:
that works for


but not for

domain.com/site/categories/product1.html - I get 'page can not be found' which should happen.
abenbowAuthor Commented:

i mean should not happen.
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add this

RewriteRule ^([^/]*)/([^/]*)/([^/]*)\.html$ /site/index.php?page=$1&id=$2&done_redirect=$3 [L]

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abenbowAuthor Commented:

still gives me a page can not be found.

page should be categories.html

(if I use domain.com/site/categories.html that will work)

abenbowAuthor Commented:

let me try and put it another way

this is the link that the user with click on - /categories/catergory1.html

this is what I would like to be displayed in the address bar /category1.html

and this is what I would like the 'code' to get /index.php?page=categories&id=category1

now it also needs to be able to cope with

this is the link that the user with click on - /page.html

this is what I would like to be displayed in the address bar /page.html

and this is what I would like the 'code' to get /index.php?page=page
abenbowAuthor Commented:
ok, forget this I have discovered a problem with my method
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