htaccess rewrite rules for Laravel / Lumen and WordPress

Do you want to get Lumen or Laravel to play nice with WordPress?

I did too…

Below is how I got them to work together with just a few lines in the .htaccess files…

NOTE: The code below is assuming you are installing WordPress in a blog sub-directory for example and have lumen or laravel installed in the root directory.

Modify Laravel or Lumen .htaccess

Your lumen or laravel .htaccess file should contain this one additional line… I know right? Just one line…

        #Options -MultiViews

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/blog/ # <=== NEW LINE!!!!

    # Redirect Trailing Slashes...
    RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ /$1 [L,R=301]

    # Handle Front Controller...
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

Modify WordPress .htaccess

Your WordPress .htaccess file should contain the following two lines, like this…

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /blog/   # <==== CHANGED LINE!!
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L] # <==== CHANGED LINE!!!

# END WordPress


That’s about it, I was able to setup with a WordPress install in a /blog sub-directory, FeedSumo is powered by Lumen.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please post them below!

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