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
  • Tim Jacobs commented
    07 Jul 19:46

    I understand this most likely can't be done until there is a change in customer support.

    Is there a plan in place to strengthen the support team to allow real time access via chat?

  • Gonçalo.jpg commented
    04 Feb 16:15

    Need this feature so we can add HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) to .htaccess like this: <add name="Strict-Transport-Security" value="max-age=31536000" preload/>

  • Yasmina Lembachar commented
    December 25, 2019 07:33

    We're moving our site over from Wordpress and have a number of rewrite rules in our current .htaccess that would also need to be carried over, so this would be great!

  • Tommy Fafard commented
    August 28, 2019 21:55

    Cmon Guys this is urgent matter. 

  • Marcel Deelen commented
    August 06, 2019 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.

  • Armin Hadziomerovic commented
    August 05, 2019 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

  • Josh Williams commented
    July 20, 2019 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. :)

  • 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..

  • Tomas Petersen commented
    June 21, 2018 13:36

    For better SEO and cache rules

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

    We NEED this!

  • 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 $$$).

  • Gregory Shevchenko commented
    August 22, 2017 09:27

    Need this feature for better SEO! Thank you.

  • Louis Cloutier commented
    June 22, 2017 13:08

    We need this feature for a better seo.

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