I have a setup like so


I dont want to have to write


every time i wish to access a css file (the same will apply for images ect)

I want to be able to just use http://localhost/ci_tada/css/master.css

and have it load the correct file.

The .htaccess file is located in the ci_tada folder.

Accepted Answer

Looks like you're using some sort of routes within a framework. You should check, because some frameworks give you the option to do it in the app configuration.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

# directory base, untogle if you want to
# rewrite only starting from /<directory/path>
# RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^/css/(.*)$ index.php/ci_tada/application/views/css/$1 [PT,L]
#or RewriteRule ^/(.*)/css(.*)$ index.php/$0/views/css$1 [PT,L]
#or RewriteRule ^/(.*)/css/(.*)$ index.php/$0/views/css/$1 [PT,L]


Beware that the last two redirect everything that contains /css/ in the path.

edit:1: It is considered best practice in CI (from what I've read), to set a static directory on your root like this:


So that you can simply use /static/css/file.css inline in your views. Also see these resources if they can help:

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