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What is mod_rewrite used for? (4 posts)

  1. LanceCo
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    This is probably a stupid question, but it may help me troubleshoot my problems in setting up Wordpress Mu. What exactly does Mu use mod_rewrite for? Is it purely just for rewriting post URLs or is it also used to create the blog subdirectories/subdomains? My host does its own URL rewriting and I suspect that mod_rewrite is shut off.

    On regular Wordpress blogs, you can just keep it on Ugly Permalinks and it'll be fine but it seems that Mu defaulting to month/day/post formatting is causing errors. If mod_rewrite also creates the subdirectories/subdomains for each created blog, then I can give up now and quit banging my head against a wall.

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Yes, it uses mod_rewrite to generate the URLs for subdirectory installs.

  3. LanceCo
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I was afraid of that. Thanks for the response.

  4. webhostuk
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Its use to redirect to folder with .htaccess rules.

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