I just switched my company's website to Craft, and I have a lot of already existing static webpages that I would rather not remake as templates and define routes for. I have a single page made in Craft at /events, but when I add the subdirectory events/event-name, going to /events presents a 403 error. I know why this is happening, because of the way Craft handles routing, but is there any way (possibly in my .htaccess file) for going to /events to deliver the single page like normal, despite having the subdirectory in my public folder? Thanks.
You could update the links to your static HTML to point to the files directly
or modify your .htaccess file like I described here: "Is it possible to tell Craft to ignore requests to under a certain path?"