SEO – URL using php code and .htaccess

In this post i would like to explain about generate seo urls using php code and .htaceess. The following function for seo urls generation with the php code

PHP Code

function cleanURL($string)
$url = str_replace("'", '', $string);
$url = str_replace("%20", "", $url);
$url = preg_replace('~[^\\pL0-9_]+~u', '-', $url);
// it is for substitutes anything but letters, numbers and ‘_’ with separator
$url = trim($url, "-");
$url = iconv("utf-8", "us-ascii//TRANSLIT", $url);  
// you may optimize for your own custom character map for encoding.
$url = strtolower($url);
$url = preg_replace('~[^-a-z0-9_]+~', '', $url);
// This is for keep only letters, numbers, ‘_’ and separator
return $url;
 echo cleanURL("Anil's%20Blog%20For%20(PHP)");  
// Anil-Blog-for-PHP


If we want to redirect the file like andhra-foods.php?cid=1 then that is direct to

for that place the .htaccess file at the www domain folder .

.htacess file

<FilesMatch "andhra-foods">
ForceType application/x-httpd-php
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^[^-]+-[^-]+-[^-]+-([0-9]+)$ andhra-foods.php?cid=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^[^-]+-[^-]+-([0-9]+)$ andhra-foods.php?cid=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^[^-]+-([0-9]+)$ andhra-foods.php?cid=$1 [L]

Thank you…

Anil Kumar Panigrahi

With more than 10 years experience in PHP and Founder of Anil Labs, a blog for PHP and related posts. contributed posts regarding CodeIgniter, CakePHP and Learn PHP online ... Contact : [email protected]

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7 Responses

  1. Srinivas says:

    Nice tip.. Now your blog looking great. Include google adsence on wordpress

  2. jhon says:

    hi please help me.. How can I rewrite this URL


    anybody can coach me how to make this one..

    I search on google using “alias” with .htaccess but I lose..

    article=2 [is the ID of create-rounded-corners-with-css articles]

  3. Hello ,

    the following will help for you,

    Options +FollowSymLinks

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^article/(.*)/$ index.php?article=$1

    once try with this.

  4. Mitendra says:

    Hi anil m getting error like

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in C:\wamp\www\test\index.php on line 5

  5. Mitendra says:

    thanks now it’s working

  6. vijay says:

    hi please help me.. How can I rewrite this URL


    anybody can coach me how to make this one..

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