How to Rewrite Query String to Path with htaccess

Published on November 23, 2020 25 sec read

In this short article, I’m going to share how to rewrite query string to path with htaccess. Let’s see:

Problem

Let’s take a link:

http://example.dev/users.php?username=obydul

We want to make this URL like:

http://example.dev/obydul

Solution

We can do it easily with .htaccess. Have a look at the solution:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^/?(.*?)/?$ /?username=$1 [L]

We’re done. We can still get the parameter vaule like:

$username = $_GET['username'];

If we want to make like:

http://example.dev/user/obydul

Paste this code in the .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^/?user/(.*?)/?$ /?username=$1 [L]
That’s it. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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Hey, I'm Md Obydullah. I build open-source projects and write on Laravel, Linux server, modern JavaScript and more on web development.

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