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.htaccess made easy is written for web designers, site admins, and hobbyists who want to learn how to become an .htaccess ninja. To use the examples and techniques in the book, you’ll need a server running Apache, a good FTP program, and your favorite browser. Oh, and a ninja suit.

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  • Free access to the .htaccess Help Forums
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And of course, excellent customer support :)

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Forum Rules

Note: the .htaccess Help Forums are temporarily offline while they are being moved to their new home at Perishable Press. In the meantime, if you need help with .htaccess, please include your username and send your question via contact form. I will be sure to respond and try to help. Thank you.

Your purchase gives you free lifetime access to the .htaccess Help Forums. When posting questions and responses in the forums, please use common courtesy, avoiding things like profanity, rude or offensive language, slurs, threats, etc. The forums are there to provide help, so if you need to vent about something, please choose another venue.

Users who refuse to abide by these simple rules will be banned temporarily, like a timeout. I also reserve the right to edit or delete topics and replies for any reason, which usually is for formatting purposes and to keep things legible.

Getting Help

When using the forums to receive or provide help, please use clear language so that others may understand what you’re saying. If you’re including code, please wrap it with <code> tags. Linking to other sites is allowed if relevant to the discussion.

In the forums, I try to use my experience with and knowledge of .htaccess to try and help people with their questions and issues. I’ve been designing and developing websites for over 10 years now, and almost all of it has been on Apache servers. I enjoy helping people with .htaccess, but there’s no guarantee that I (or anyone else in the forums) will be able to provide a solution to every question. We’ll do our best though :)

With regards to the book itself, billing, invoices, and so on, contact me for help.


A working list of changes to the book and template files is available in the ChangeLog.

Book Feedback and Errata

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information in the book, but mistakes happen. If you find an error or something that could be improved, please let me know.


Please address any questions via my contact form at Perishable Press.

About the Author

[ Jeff Starr 2015 ] Jeff Starr is a professional developer, designer, author, and publisher with over 15 years of experience. His books include Digging into WordPress, The Tao of WordPress, .htaccess made easy, and WordPress Themes In Depth.

In addition to books, Jeff writes tutorials on WordPress, web development, security, and much more at Perishable Press,, and WP Mix. He runs his own design business at Monzilla Media, served for two years as WordPress Editor for Smashing Magazine, and authored a series of video tutorials on securing WordPress sites.

Over the years, Jeff has developed over two hundred WordPress themes and sites, and also maintains a sweet collection of free WordPress plugins. He also sells a growing collection of premium WordPress plugins over at Plugin Planet.