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I am currently working on a blog where I would like to create links to my individual articles in the following form:
                      ------            -----------------
                        |                       |
                     category                 title

However I have no idea how to achieve this.

I have found something that would give me the URI.


I would then go ahead and extract the needed parts and make requests against the database. This may seem a very very dumb question, but I do not know how to look this up on google (I tried...) but how exactly am I going to handle the link ?

I try to explain it step-by-step:

User clicks on article title -> the page reloads with new uri --> Where am I supposed to handle this new uri and how ? If the request path looked like this:


I would do it in the index.php and read the $_GET array and process it accordingly. But how do I do it with the proposed structure at the beginning of this question ?



You will need a few things:

  1. Setup an .htaccess to redirect all request to your main file which will handle all that, something like:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    The above will redirect all request of non-existent files and folder to your index.php

  2. Now you want to handle the URL Path so you can use the PHP variable $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] as you have mentioned.

  3. From there is pretty much parse the result of it to extract the information you want, you could use one of the functions parse_url or pathinfo or explode, to do so.

Using parse_url which is probably the most indicated way of doing this:

$s = empty($_SERVER["HTTPS"]) ? '' : ($_SERVER["HTTPS"] == "on") ? "https" : "http";
$url = $s . '://' . $_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"] . $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"];


["scheme"] => string(4) "http" 
["host"]   => string(10) "" 
["path"]   => string(36) "/health/2013/08/25/some-random-title" 
["query"]  => string(17) "with=query-string"

So parse_url can easily break down the current URL as you can see.

For example using pathinfo:

$path_parts = pathinfo($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);

$path_parts['dirname'] would return /health/2013/08/25/

$path_parts['basename'] would return some-random-title and if it had an extension it would return some-random-title.html

$path_parts['extension'] would return empty and if it had an extension it would return .html

$path_parts['filename'] would return some-random-title and if it had an extension it would return some-random-title.html

Using explode something like this:

$parts = explode('/', $path);
foreach ($parts as $part)
    echo $part, "n";



Of course these are just examples of how you could read it.

You could also use .htaccess to make specific rules instead of handling everything from one file, for example:

RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([^/]+)/?$ blog.php?category=$1&date=$2-$3-$4&title=$5 [L]

Basically the above would break down the URL path and internally redirect it to your file blog.php with the proper parameters, so using your URL sample it would redirect to:

However on the client browser the URL would remain the same:

There are also other functions that might come handy into this for example parse_url, pathinfo like I have mentioned early, server variables, etc...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

You're using it wrong:

 mail($to, $subject, $body, $from, $headers)

The mail() function does not have a $from parameter. You ought to throw it into $headers as well.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

I figured it out. This is not a htaccess or url redirection issue. It is JavaScript issue. # is used for jquery. My function was not working properly.

So, it was redirection to localhost. I found this link which help me understand what is going wrong. What does <a href="#" class="view"> mean?

Here is why it was not directing. I used # in jquery. Like below.


$("#") isn't a valid selector. So, i will have to use anchor tags.

Below is the working code.


    $(".vote").click(function(event) {

event.preventDefault() used because i am using

Hope this help someone.

I got help to find out the issue by DelightedD0D. You can see the complete answer on this link.

bind click event to anchor tags on my page

Saturday, December 3, 2022
select regexp_replace('abc$wanto&toremove#special~chars', '[^a-zA-Z]', '', 'g')
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Per the Action Bar training, you have to use the app:showAsAction attributes rather than the android:showAsAction attribute:

Notice that the showAsAction attribute above uses a custom namespace defined in the <menu> tag. This is necessary when using any XML attributes defined by the support library, because these attributes do not exist in the Android framework on older devices. So you must use your own namespace as a prefix for all attributes defined by the support library.

So your menu file should look like:

<menu xmlns:android=""
  xmlns:app="" >

Monday, November 14, 2022
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