How to Redirect WWW Version to Non-WWW Version of Your Website

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If you’re trying to deal with URLs on your website redirecting to the incorrect variations, you may have to redirect the WWW version of your website to the non-WWW version of your site (if that’s the primary URL of your site) or vice versa. Luckily, besides all the cool behind-the-scenes improvements in Rank Math, it also makes it extremely easy to fix the dreaded “redirection of non-www to www version” in no more than a few minutes…

In this knowledgebase article, we’re going to walk you through how to redirect the www version to the non-www version of your website.

How to Redirect www Version to Non-www Verison in Rank Math

To redirect your pages to non-www URLs, you’ll need to apply the change at the full-site level. The redirect helps you avoid page duplication and poor user experience. To redirect www to the non-www version, you’ll need to enter a piece of code in the .htaccess file.

1 Edit .htaccess File

Rank Math lets you edit your website’s .htaccess file right inside the WordPress dashboard. To edit the file, navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > General Settings > Edit .htacess as shown below:

Rank Math edit .htaccess settings

2 Add the Redirection Rule

 To add a redirection rule to your .htaccess file, click the check box below the warning and add the code snippet after #END WordPress.

Add the redirection rule

Add the following code snippet and click on Save Changes.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} www.example.com
RewriteRule (.*) https://example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

If the issue still persists then try the following code snippet instead:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.website.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://website.com/$1 [L,R=301]

And that’s it! You have successfully enabled a .htaccess rule that will redirect all visitors from a www version to the non-www version of your website! If you still have any questions about how to redirect the www version to the non-www version of your website – you’re always more than welcome to contact our dedicated support team. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year…


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