[wp-hackers] Rewriting search URL

denis at semiologic.com denis at semiologic.com
Thu Apr 21 22:00:21 GMT 2005

Quoting Peak Discharge <chmoka at gmail.com>:

> One of the things I love wp for is it's permalinks systems that utilizes
> mod_rewrite. I have tried tens of blog scripts in the past but wp's is the
> best one. One thing I have noticed, however, it does not rewrite the search
> URL. So instead of something neat such as '
> http://www.unicorns.com/search/unicorn', I see
> 'http://www.unicorns.com/index.php?s=unicorn&searchbutton=Go%21

simply change the form's action's to "/" to solve this

> ' (using the Blix theme). If you ask me it looks completely out of place
> compared with the complex rewriting system used for every other possible
> link in the blog. So the question is, it it possible to rewrite the search
> URL? The rewrite itself is already implemented in .htaccess and the problem
> is how to redirect all search URLs to search/blah? Firas and me had a nice
> long conversation in #wordpress today and Firas wrote a small script that
> redirects search requests to search/blah. However, it only works on index
> and the solution itself isn't the best option. Any ideas people?
> --
> best regards, chmoka
> mailto:chmoka at gmail.com

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