Wordpress remove the index.php in urls


Active Member
i have set up wordpress in a seperate context virtual host based .. as the installation is outise the directory ..
everything works fine but i can not get the rewrite rules to work so i can drop the index.php inside the urls ..

could anyone help me on that ?

i have a context set up with
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Index Files: index.php
  • Auto Index: no
  • Enable Rewrite: Yes
  • Rewrite Inherit: no
  • Rewrite rules:
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ./index.php/$1 [QSA,L]
i tried a few other ways to call index.php with a parameter .. but none of them actually worked ..


Active Member
no that i tersted before .. the current setting is just to make it work with the index.php in the path

if i use your suggestion and use a link with a Questionmark in it .. it works . but friendly names without a ? in it do not work for some reason
i do then see the default page outside the context .. which is kind of strange (meaning instead of loading anything inside the context it loads the default page of the VH_ROOT

Jon K

Staff member
So you want WordPress to handle pages like example.com/2017/09/22/hello-world/ instead of example.com/index.php?253 ?

If so make sure Permalinks are enabled in WordPress and try the following rules:

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


Active Member
hello and thanks for the suggestion
wordpress is running in a subfolder deep inside the structure.
so i created a context called /wblog
the context has default document index.php
rewrite enabled
and Rewrite Inherit false
the ruses are exactly the same as you suggested:
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
since this is a context i would not need the directory to be mentioned

however once i remove the /index.php/ from the permalink settings .. the wordpress root will be loaded just fine, but ALL links will take forever and then the root page will be loaded (welcome page)
i attaching the context settings (which are VERY straigt forward)
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