How to Stop WordPress From Overwriting .htaccess File

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WordPress is a popular content management system that often modifies the .htaccess file for security and optimization purposes. However, sometimes you may want to manually modify the .htaccess file and prevent WordPress from overwriting it. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Access your WordPress site’s files via FTP or cPanel’s File Manager.
  2. Locate the .htaccess file in the root directory of your WordPress installation.
  3. Right-click on the file and select “File Permissions” or “Change Permissions” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Change the file permissions to 444 or read-only. This will prevent WordPress from modifying the file.
  5. Save the changes and exit the file permissions window.

Note: It’s important to be careful when modifying the .htaccess file, as it can affect your site’s functionality and security. Make sure to create a backup of the file before making any changes, and consult with a developer if you’re not sure about what you’re doing.

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