Removing question mark from php install (Expressionengine)

  • Posted August 9, 2013

Hi, I am using Expressionengine as a cms. I am trying to clean up my url’s by removing the “index.php” file via htaccess.

All is working well except that I cannot remove the question mark. So…

This Works: The Works: This Does Not:

Could this be a setting in php?

I have tried every variation I can think of in this htaccess file

BEGIN ExpressionEngine Rewrite

RewriteEngine On

Removes index.php from ExpressionEngine URLs

RewriteCond $1 !.(gif|jpe?g|png)$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]

END ExpressionEngine Rewrite



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Sweet! Glad it’s working now :]

[SOLVED] Well, after all that, turns out (as usual) that it was a simple error. The ServerName was not right in the Apache file. Once that was corrected, all works as expected. <br> <br>Thanks Kamal Nasser for all the assistance. Appreciate all the help. Some of your suggestions probably insured that it worked once I DID find the issue, particularly the “AllowOverride All”. <br>

Hmm, weird. It could be a problem with Expressionengine. Try asking in their official forums: <br> <br>

Unfortunately, still no change.

Try adding in this line at the top of your .htaccess file: <br> <br><pre>AcceptPathInfo On</pre>

both www and the site directory are set to AllowOverride All and I did as you suggested. Still requires a url like or I get a page not found error.

Change it back to All, and run the following commands: <br> <br><pre>a2enmod rewrite <br>service apache2 restart</pre> <br> <br>as root. Does that fix it?

Thanks Kamal, I did that for the “www” directory. When I try it for the site directory I get an error that changing it back to none solves. Do you think it could it be a permissions error of some sort?

Make sure you have <code>AllowOverride All</code> in your virtualhost file (in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled).