Question

Remove parameter in URL with .htaccess

Hello Community,

I’m again trying to do some stuff with .htaccess and for some reason am not able to.

I want to remove a parameter from my URL. Let me give you an example, let’s say I have something in the lines of MyDomain.com/index.php?band=brend, I want to make it look like this MyDomain.com/brend.

I’ve tried a couple of options and so far managed to remove the extention from the link but to that extend.


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Accepted Answer

Hi @brendRos,

Nice seeing you again!

So, I think a redirect like the following should work:

RewriteEngine ON
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} \s/index\.php\?band=(\S+)\s [NC]
RewriteRule ^ /%1? [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^([^/]*)/?$ index.php?band=$1 [QSA,L]

Also, just a quick note, you’ll need to pass your argument to index.php in the backend to make use of them but I’m sure you already know that.