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.htaccess Question...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by flibbertigibbet, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    I recently installed a plugin for WP and am having seriously delayed response times from the server. Did a bit of research and found out it could be the .htaccess file. I don't know much about .htaccess coding, and was wondering if someone could just verify whether this looks right or not:


    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress


    I didn't do any of the coding, it was all automatic when I installed wp and the plugin. is there something I should take out or add?
     
  2. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    No one is familiar with .htaccess files?
     
  3. Pete Thong

    Pete Thong Junior Member

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    the delay can be due to the plugin but has nothing to do with the .htaccess file. with the .htaccess file you can rewrite filenames and make redirects according to certain rules that are defined in the .htaccess file.

    in this case this is the standard wordpress .htaccess file and the rewrite rules in this file rewrite the wordpress urls to make them seo friendly.

    there is nothing in this file which added by the plugin, all entries are the standard wordpress entries.