How to ignore apostrophe in url via .htaccess?


by zion , in category: SEO , 6 months ago

How to ignore apostrophe in url via .htaccess?

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by annabell_mcdermott , 6 months ago


To ignore apostrophes in URLs using .htaccess, you can use the following code:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/([^']*'[^']*)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /%1 [L]


  • RewriteEngine On - enables the rewriting engine.
  • RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/([^']*'[^']*)$ - checks if the requested URI contains an apostrophe.
  • RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /%1 [L] - redirects the request to a modified URL that removes the apostrophe.

This code will remove the apostrophe from the URL and redirect to the modified URL, effectively ignoring the apostrophe.

Note that the .htaccess file needs to be placed in the root directory of your website. Additionally, ensure that the mod_rewrite module is enabled for Apache.