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I have question regarding the setup of url for multiple pages.


For eg. How does one have a setup like this?


The setup I have is like this.

//Page 1 with posts shown in a specific catagory. 

//Page 2 with a single post shown. 
www.mysite.ca/posts.php?title=this is my  post

As you can see, my url setup is quite different than Groupon's.  I am not sure if it's the correct way to do it; but it does work. The reason I have two different pages for posts are because I have two different css designs.


I suppose my question is, is my method ok? And how do I make it so it looks like Groupon's way?



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Alright so I am trying to modify the url with mod_rewrite in .htaccess.


Here is an example. Tell me if it's wrong.

localhost/demo/post.php?title=my post title here

RewriteRule ^post/([^/\.]+)/?$ post.php?title=$1 [L]

If it's correct, it doesn't seem to work.

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sorry for the late reply. I tried to figure this out on my own, so far so luck.


The urls I have are actually directory based. Like this.

<a href="posts.php?title=my post title here">Post one</a>

Can you please show me the rewrite code that outputs the above to what you mentioned?


And here is my .htaccess file.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule .* - [L]


Edited by man5
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Can you please show me the rewrite code that outputs the above to what you mentioned?

That's not what mod_rewrite is for. You need to update your web pages yourself to output your friendly URL so the HTML source code received by the browser actually reads as

<a href="/demo/post/my post title here">my post title here</a>
mod_rewrite will then translate that back to your un-friendly url of

If you don't update your code to output the friendly URLs in the first place, the the whole mod_rewrite setup is mostly pointless. Edited by kicken
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