I installed Elgg yesterday on my site in a subfolder. The path is:
I don't like the long URL so I wanted to redirect it to just www.mysite.com
I've been editing the .htaccess file for a day now and can't get this to work. I'm a newbie so I have no clue what I'm doing / supposed to do.
Can someone help me?
Here's what my .htaccess file looks like. Can someone tell me what to change to make this redirect thing work?
Elgg htaccess directives
Copyright Curverider Ltd 2008
ugly ugly hack to detect missing mod_rewrite
RedirectMatch must be to an absolute destination, so forces 500 error...
ErrorDocument 500 "Elgg error: Apache does not have mod_rewrite loaded. Please check your Apache setup."
RedirectMatch 302 .* index.php
deny from all
Don't listing directory
Follow symbolic links
php 5, apache 1 and 2
default memory limit to 64Mb
php_value memory_limit 64M
to make sure register global is off
php_value register_globals 0
max post size to 8Mb
php_value post_max_size 8388608
upload size limit to 5Mb
php_value upload_max_filesize 5242880
hide errors, enable only if debug enabled
php_value display_errors 0
If Elgg is in a subdirectory on your site, you might need to add a RewriteBase line
containing the path from your site root to elgg's root. e.g. If your site is
here, only without the # in front.
If you're not running Elgg in a subdirectory on your site, but still getting lots
of 404 errors beyond the front page, you could instead try:
RewriteRule ^action\/([A-Za-z_-\/]+)$ engine/handlers/action_handler.php?action=$1
RewriteRule ^actions\/([A-Za-z_-\/]+)$ engine/handlers/action_handler.php?action=$1
RewriteRule ^export\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([0-9]+)$ services/export/handler.php?view=$1&guid=$2
RewriteRule ^export\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([0-9]+)\/$ services/export/handler.php?view=$1&guid=$2
RewriteRule ^export\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([0-9]+)\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([A-Za-z0-9_]+)\/$ services/export/handler.php?view=$1&guid=$2&type=$3&idname=$4
RewriteRule ^_css\/css.css$ _css/css.php
RewriteRule ^pg\/([A-Za-z_-]+)\/(.*)$ engine/handlers/pagehandler.php?handler=$1&page=$2
RewriteRule ^pg\/([A-Za-z_-]+)$ engine/handlers/pagehandler.php?handler=$1
RewriteRule xml-rpc.php engine/handlers/xml-rpc_handler.php
RewriteRule mt/mt-xmlrpc.cgi engine/handlers/xml-rpc_handler.php
Also, I've been researching this on the internet and some people say that I have to change something in the http.conf file to make it work but I have no idea where to find this file?