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Posted on 2011-09-20
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I am trying to use the rewrite engine to create seo urls for our blog (custom made).

To read a post, the url looks like this:

http://www.domain.com/blog_read.php?id=[post number]

So I added the following to my .htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^blog/([0-9]+)/(.*?).html$ /blog_read.php?id=$1

So the final url looks like this: www.domain.com/blog/[post number]/the-post-title.html

But every time I test it I get a 404 page not found error.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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Question by:ApOG
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by:dsmile
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Does http://www.domain.com/blog_read.php?id=[post number] give you normal page or 404?

If you can access that url normally, then try this simple code

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^blog/1.html$ /blog_read.php?id=1

And check whether http://www.domain.com/blog/1.html gives you http://www.domain.com/blog_read.php?id=1

If not, then may be
1. your apache server doesn't support mod_rewrite --> enable it first, or
2. your apache config doesn't allow override of apache default config using .htaccess --> change AllowOverride of your <Directory> from None to All
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Nope, it does not work.

I also see other rewrite rules in the htaccess (that are working):

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.net [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domain.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.domain\.net" [R=301,L]

Thanks for your help dsmile!
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by:dsmile
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If you have mod_rewrite works somewhere on your server, then try (2) in my first comment.
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by:ApOG
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I'm sorry, how do I do that?
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by:dsmile
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Edit this setting in httpd.conf of Apache on your server.

You can read more here http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html
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by:ApOG
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Thank you for all your help!
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