How to fix canonical issues with WordPress on App Services

Joe O 0 Reputation points
2023-01-28T13:29:04.7433333+00:00

I need to redirect www.example.com to example.com. I have a custom domain with SSL, https enforced. Http requests are being redirected to https and working as expected. Where, or how, do I configure a redirect to get the www.example to redirect to example.com?

The WordPress site was installed on App Services as described here:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/quickstart-wordpress

This version of the the installation uses PHP v8 on nginx. As mentioned, I have a custom domain with example as the A record and www.example as a cname on that domain. Each is secured with individual free SSL certificates from App Services, with bindings. The app is configured to enforce https.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,926 Reputation points
    2023-01-28T13:59:18.4533333+00:00

    Hi,

    Do you use App Gateway as this might assist in redirection and applying L7 policies as well. If not try this process -

    https://www.zainrizvi.io/blog/block-default-azure-websites-domain/

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure-blog/azure-application-gateway-app-service-redirects-exposing-default/ba-p/898576

    Hope this helps.

    JS

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  2. SnehaAgrawal-MSFT 18,541 Reputation points
    2023-02-03T06:18:28.89+00:00

    Thanks for reaching here! It seems you are using WordPress site is hosted on Linux for this your app root directory (/home/site/wwwroot), is using the new PHP 8 blessed image, which uses nginx as webserver in place of Apache.

    For configuring redirect suggest you to refer this blog postfor how to make rewrite rules for nginx using the .htaccess file.

    Let us know if further query.

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