I would like to remove all urls with trailing slashes using the .htaccess file. I have tried a couple peices of code suggested on other questions but does not work.

Any suggestions on how to do this by modifying the code below?

RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond $1 !\.(gif|jpe?g|png|pdf)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?$1 [L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]
  • For what reason do you want to remove trailing slashes, if i may ask? e.g. when visiting /blog/url_title , would expect a list to be at /blog/. Same for /blog/url_title/comments, to me it does somewhat suggest a directory or a resource.
    – GDmac
    Sep 10, 2014 at 6:09
  • I agree with you but I am getting duplicate content issues in my webmaster account as urls /blog & /blog/ are seen as two separate pages by Google.
    – Thomas K
    Oct 15, 2014 at 14:12
  • have you added a cannonical tag to the head? That should stop from duplicate content penalties
    – GDmac
    Oct 15, 2014 at 16:24

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This is what I usually have in my .htaccess for this (goes right after RewriteBase /):

# Remove the trailing slash to paths without an extension
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.+)/$ $1 [L,R=301]

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