I’m creating a system which shows your profile if you visit http://example.com/profile/profile.php?username=test
I would like to make it so you could go to http://example.com/profile/test and it would still work. At the same time I would like it to show ^^ as the url if you visit http://example.com/profile/profile.php?username=test
How can this be done?
This should do :
RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^profile/(.*)$ http://example.com/profile/profile.php?username=$1 [L]
You want to match everything after profile/ to the end of URI, and then pass it as parameter value to your “real” URI.
[L] flag may not be necessary, it indicates the rewrite engine you’re done and it does not have to go throught the next rules.
You can try it here
Edit : I just see @Peter’s comment, you definitively should read the question he linked, it will help you understand the whole thing.