the WordPress rewrite rules are like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

now i would like to add a new rule that would deliver for the url /test the same content as the root page, but without doing an actual redirect.

i have tried:

RewriteRule ^test/$ /index.php [PT]

but that does seem to give test as a parameter to index.php, since i get a page not found error.

1 Answer 1


There's nothing wrong with your new rule. Are you trying to access 'whatever.com/test/' or are you trying to do 'whatever.com/test/whatever'?

The rule you have will only match for 'whatever.com/test/' and not 'whatever.com/test/index.html'.

If you wanted it to do all, then change it to:

RewriteRule ^test/$ /index.php [PT]
RewriteRule ^test/.*$ /index.php [PT]
  • i am trying to access /test/. it seems it works if i specify another file like a.php, but not with index.php. i guess it is a WordPress problem.
    – memical
    Jul 31, 2012 at 21:40

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