How to remove file extensions from URLs

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genegun / 8 Points
2012-02-12 5:25 am EST

I tried to get the .htaccess file to redirect http://www.example/page.html to http://www.example/page with the following code:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \.html$
RewriteRule ^(.*)\.html$ $1 [R=301,L]

now the redirect does remove the ".html" BUT it yields to an url like: http://www.example/home/myaccount/public_html/page

How can I set this redirect so it does not add the "/home/myaccount/public_html/" bit?

Thank you

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13,688 Points
2012-02-13 10:32 am EST
Hello genegun,

Thank you for your question about removing the file extension from your site's URLs. You can use the following code in your .htaccess file to use URLs like http://www.example/page or http://www.example/page/ instead of http://www.example/page.html:

Options +MultiViews

Please make sure you remove the previous code from the .htaccess file.

If you have any additional questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Christi N.

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