How to manipulate $_get in url using php and .htaccess?

by declan_ritchie , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to manipulate $_get in url using php and .htaccess?

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by alvera_smith , 4 months ago

@declan_ritchie 

To manipulate $_GET values in the URL using PHP and .htaccess, you can follow these steps:

  1. Enable the use of mod_rewrite in Apache by ensuring it is enabled. You can check this by looking for LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so in your Apache configuration file (httpd.conf). If it's commented out, remove the # at the beginning of the line to enable it.
  2. Create or edit the .htaccess file in the root directory of your website. If it doesn't exist, create a new file and name it .htaccess.
  3. Add the following lines of code to the .htaccess file to enable rewriting URLs: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?url=$1 [QSA,L] Explanation of the code: RewriteEngine On enables the RewriteEngine. RewriteBase / sets the base directory for rewrite rules. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ensures that if the requested file exists, the rewrite rules won't be applied. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d ensures that if the requested directory exists, the rewrite rules won't be applied. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?url=$1 [QSA,L] redirects all requests to the index.php file and passes the original URL as a GET parameter called url. The [QSA] flag appends any existing query string, and the [L] flag stops further rule processing.
  4. In your PHP code (e.g., index.php), you can access the rewritten URL using the $_GET['url'] variable and manipulate it as needed. For example:


With these steps, you will be able to manipulate the $_GET values in the URL using PHP and .htaccess.