How to Disable the Parent Directory’s Rewrite Rules for Some Subfolders

April 6, 2023 / MySQL

In this article, we have explained how to disable the parent directory’s rewrite rules for some subfolders. Many content management systems offer a default.htaccess file with SEO-friendly rewrite rules, including WordPress. They can frequently cause problems with subfolders that run their own application. These steps can be used to exclude specific subfolders.

Follow the steps:

  1. To exclude specific subfolders, add the following line to the parent directory’s.htaccess file.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(subfolder1|subfolder2/.*)$
  2. Simply substitute the directories that need to be excluded for “subfolder1” and “subfolder2.” For instance, the following is what a standard WordPress.htaccess file would be like:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(subfolder1|subfolder2/.*)$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

In this manner, you can make some subfolders exempt from the rewriting rules of the parent directory. Contact our support team if you need further assistance.

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