Regular Expressions

Regular expressions are a great way of creating rules based thinking into your website. You can use them to check string, replace and remove parts of strings to make your website more search engine friendly.

Where can you use Regular Expressions

You can use regular expressions in the following places and ways.

.htaccess files
You can use regular expressions in these files to make your website URLs more friendly to search engines. Remove session id's, remove ids from urls, permanently redirect old urls to new urls.
String checking
Use your regular expressions to check a string, such as a URL and use the results to power dynamic content within your website.

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