Allow API access to add rewrite rules to the .htaccess file for a Webflow Hosted Site

We're currently running into issues creating URL structures for widgets with dynamic content that we want to embed in Webflow hosted sites.

Having a way to add rewrite rules to the individual site .htaccess files would allow our widgets to be fully indexed by search engines and load much faster.

Although I understand self hosting would solve this issue, we want our customers to be able to keep enjoying the Webflow hosted features and editor for their websites.


SEO, htaccess, URL structure, rewrite rules

  • David Dery
  • Jun 21 2017
  • Louis Cloutier commented
    June 22, 2017 13:08

    We need this feature for a better seo.

  • Gregory Shevchenko commented
    August 22, 2017 09:27

    Need this feature for better SEO! Thank you.

  • Anon commented
    August 22, 2017 15:50

    Webflow, please implement this for all us who need every advantage over our competitors.  Higher rankings for us means more success (and more $$$).

  • Michael Victor Schneider commented
    January 15, 2018 14:07

    We NEED this!

  • Tomas Petersen commented
    June 21, 2018 13:36

    For better SEO and cache rules

  • Colin Smith commented
    October 10, 2018 14:20

    I'm having trouble with svg inside <img> tag on front facing site, looks fine in the editor though.

    I've read that adding "AddType image/svg+xml svg" will fix this problem, honestly I was pretty disappointed to find out I can't fix this..

  • Josh Williams commented
    20 Jul 21:51

    Chipping in a vote for this feature. I'm working in the wine industry a bit, and (sadly) we cannot use the built in webflow ecommerce features due to the unique requirements of shipping and distributing to wine lists over the internet.

    Anyhow, the industry uses a bunch of messy plugins, list management, and cart features. URL rewrites and .htaccess access would help make this… less messy. :)

  • Armin Hadziomerovic commented
    05 Aug 12:13

    Voting for this - not having .htaccess is amateur level - not only are you killing SEO value but preventing people from switching. 

    If someone had an HTTP site and they switched to you all their work is kaput. What a genius idea not to allow .htaccess /s

  • Marcel Deelen commented
    06 Aug 15:19

    We are running in some issues regarding SEO and setting Cashing rules for a number of websites because of the lack of being able to alter the .htaccess file. For me to keep on pushing Webflow to our larger clients this is one of the things that are deal breakers, especially when I sit around the table with our SEO team.

  • Agence Virtuo commented
    28 Aug 21:55

    Cmon Guys this is urgent matter.