A little tricky this one --- I got handed this site and they have somehow messed the theming up on the home page, so they recreated a new home and redirected it there - both in the config section and in the .htacess but - - - they dont want the url ../home to appear

Is there a quick fix?

---- update Thanx but no luck still - I am now certain its an htacess issue. I have the following settings.

  • RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} mydomain.net [NC]
  • RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$ Rewriterule ^(.*)$
  • http://mydomain.net/home [L,R=301]

What I want to do is to remove the /home If I delete the /home I get a page with no themeing


2 Answers 2


Navigate to /admin/config/system/site-information, and set "Default front page" to the path you want, without a leading slash (sounds like "home" in this case).

Then remove the redirect from htaccess.

  • thanx, tried that but no luck - I'm fairly certain it has to do with the 3 lines I bullet-ed in the update
    – user10534
    Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 8:52

You can achieve it with the Front Page module.

The Front Page module allows for customised home pages dependant on role. The pages can be of the following types:

  • Alias - Allows for another Drupal path to be shown as the home page without redirecting the user.
  • Redirect - Allows you to redirect users to a local or remote URL.
  • Themed - Allows you to enter some static text that will be placed into the content area of a standard Drupal page.
  • Full - Allows for static content to be displayed to the screen as is. This method does not pass through Drupal's theming system.
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    I have always felt that this module is an over kill for a smaller problem.
    – saadlulu
    Commented Oct 9, 2012 at 7:17
  • I liked the front page module but it did not solve the issue, however it did clarify for me that the issue is actually not really a drupal issue but more a server or htacess issue
    – user10534
    Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 8:54

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