Example Rules

domain.com permanently moved to domain2.com

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domain.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain2.com/$1 [R=301,L]

domain.com/page.html moved to domain.com/new_page.html temporarily

RewriteRule ^page.html$ new_page.html [R,NC,L]

**Nice looking URLs (no querstring)                                                                                                                                                        eg. **domain.com/category-name-1/ to domain.com/categories.php?name=category-name-1

RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/?$ categories.php?name=$1 [L]

**Nice looking URLs ( no query string with pagination ) **

eg. **** domain.com/articles/title/5 to domain.com/article.php?name=title&page=5

RewriteRule ^articles/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/?$ article.php?name=$1&page=$2 [L]

Block referrer spam

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERRER} (weight) [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERRER} (drugs) [NC] RewriteRule .* - [F]

Rewrite To a Folder with Folder Name Hidden in the URL and skip some folders :

RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} ^domain.com [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} www.domain.com [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/?(folder1toskip | folder2toskip)/ [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/foldertoredirectto/ [NC] RewriteRule (.*) /foldertoredirectto/$1 [L]