How to create default htaccess file in wordpress?

wordpress htaccess

Well .htaccess file is defined as the configuration file and the configuration will change per directory basis. It is the core file of wordpress to settings on the server.  this you can enable and disable the features in wordpress or resetting the permalinks. The .htaccess can handle the security features in wordpress. There are hidden files in the server to show hidden files you can handle with .htaccess. Password protection, privilege to certain files etc handled by .htaccess.

 Benefits of htaccess

  • URL routing
  • Redirection of pages
  • Setting PHP config
  • Site security
  • Managing error pages 
  • Optimize your website

Basic htaccess code is like:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /

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

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

To create a default .htaccess in wordpress you should do the steps:

  • Go to files and take file manager
  • Choose the domain and hit to file manager
  • In the public_html folder clicks on new file name it as .htaccess
  • After that, open a  new file and copy paste the code mentioned above
  • Click on save button and close it
  • Check the file working is good-by visiting wordpress website
  • if occurred an error like 500 shows means it is not proper

Sometimes htaccess will not work properly so you need to check Apache configuration file. Is there any changes needed in that means  just edit it and save. As a wordpress development agency there are benefits of this default .htaccess file in your site. You can use the .htaccess file in your c panel by creating it in the above-mentioned steps. It is a kind of root for your wordpress site. Please remember to take a back up before whatever you edit in it.

The file can be created manually and by permalinks. So, to create permalinks go to the dashboard of your admin and in settings the permalink screen will be shown. make changes in it by adding correct code and create a .htaccess file in your site directory. If you need to edit it means in the c-panel file manager itself you can change it. There is a plugin available for editing this file too in your dashboard. Plugin will help you to edit the things without affecting seo tools and features in the admin panel. Some the error shown by the .htaccess file are

  • warnings about post content-length
  • exceeds the maximum upload size
  • 413 request entity error
  • 500 internal server error