I have been searching for an response to this forever and should not think it is, yet it appears like it ought to be so simple!

I wish to use mod_rewrite to exchange a thing inside a url in each and every instance it turns up, but I'm not going a redirect to occur, just altering how a url seems to site customers.

Example:

Change

mysite.com/something/groups/anything...

to:

mysite.com/something/projects/anything...

I understand I possibly could undergo and begin fine-tuning files but mod_rewrite works far better because I am sure I'll mess something up otherwise (for reference I am using joomla/jomsocial).

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule something/groups/.*$ something/projects/$1