RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^articles/(.*) /articles.php?ID=$1 RewriteRule ^articles/ /articleslist.php What's wrong with that? I know the rules are conflicting because of them both pointing to articles/... but that may not be the problem. The articleslist.php displays the news articles in a abreviated list, where as articles.php (with its corresponding uniquely pulled id) is the individual page for that article. Any ideas? thanks guys..