WP Htaccess Editor

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Simple editor htaccess file without using FTP client.

Author:WebFactory Ltd (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:5.7
Plugin version:1.70
Added to WordPress repository:24-03-2011
Last updated:25-04-2020
Rating, %:98
Rated by:68
Plugin URI:https://wphtaccess.com/
Total downloads:418 944
Active installs:50 000+
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WP Htaccess Editor provides a simple, safe & fast way to edit & test the site’s .htaccess file from WP admin. Before saving htaccess can be tested for syntax errors. It also automatically creates a backup every time you make a change to the htaccess file. Backups can be restored directly from the plugin, or via FTP if the errors in .htaccess file prevent WP from running normally. For all questions, including support please use the official forum.

Access WP Htaccess Editor via WP Admin – Settings menu.

Testing Htaccess Syntax

Use the “test before saving” button to test htaccess file syntax before saving. Please note that this test does not check the logic of your htaccess file, ie if the redirects work as intended. It only checks for syntax errors.

Automatic Backups

Htaccess Editor makes automatic backups of htaccess file every time you make a change to it. Backups are located in /wp-content/htaccess-editor-backups/ and timestamped so you can easily find the latest htaccess backup and restore it.

WordPress Network (WPMU) Support

WP Htaccess Editor is fully compatible and tested with WP Network (WPMU). It shows up under the Settings menu in network admin. It’s not available in individual sites as there is only one .htaccess file per network.

The plugin was originally developed by Lukenzi in March of 2011.