I've tried everything but just can't seem to get things right :( I have over 800 urls and I need to rewrite them to point to a simple pdf file. Currently, I have links to:


and I need this :


I've read through the htaccess and rewriterule Reference pages but I am still missing something. I can't remove the end string (?type=pdf&id=id123)

This is what I have :

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^type=pdf&id=(.*)$ 
RewriteRule /?$ pdf/%1.pdf

And ofcourse it wrongly outputs:


I can't get rid of ?type=pdf&id=id123 at the end

Any help in the right direction would be fully appreciated.


Try adding flag query string discard [QSD]:

RewriteRule /?$ pdf/%1.pdf [QSD]
  • Thank you but that doesn't seem to make a difference :( I can't seem to get the redirect working via .htaccess locally - nothing happens – Heather Carrigan Valentin May 17 '18 at 12:55
  • You should also be able to replace the query string by ending the replacement with ? (an empty query string).To get some debug output for rewrite set the config to LogLevel warn rewrite:trace8. – meuh May 17 '18 at 13:10

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