[wp-hackers] Putting mod_rewrite rules in httpd.conf

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Sat Sep 2 09:44:19 GMT 2006

On 9/1/06, Brian Layman <Brian at thecodecave.com> wrote:
> >>>somewhat related, is whether it would be possible to make WP
> >>> honor rules in httpd.conf versus using .htaccess files?
> Actually, as I understand it, WP will 'honor' everything you put in either
> file (when they are active).  It has no choice.  WP has no idea anything is
> happening until after the rewrite engine, wherever it is configured,
> releases the formatted request.
> So, in short, you can put the stuff anywhere you want it to be.  One thing
> though... In the newer versions of WP, all the rewrite rules say to do is
> "If this doesn't point at a file, send it to WP.".  If your file has more
> than those 9 or so lines total, then either it contains your own
> customizations or it is all legacy WP stuff.  The legacy WP stuff is
> redundant to what is now included in the WordPress PHP code.  For the
> current version of WP, you just need:
> # BEGIN WordPress
> <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
> RewriteEngine On
> RewriteBase /
> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
> RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
> </IfModule>
> # END WordPress
> And all should work fine.
> >Anyone actually do this, or does everyone stick with .htaccess?
> It is an optimization to stick the rules in the conf file and set
> "AllowOverride None".  With "AllowOverride All" every request to the server
> results in it repeatedly searching up the directory tree for .htaccess
> files.  Any optimization that avoids disk access (even if it is cached) is
> to be desired.  I would suspect many people put their stuff in the .conf
> file and set it "AllowOverride None" making the server ignore any and all
> .htaccess files.
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List server is acting up again...... it appears your original post
went through after the repost.... .*sighs* :-)

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