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Old Apr 27, 2012, 01:03 PM
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156 posts · Apr 2012
Hello,

thanx to the help within the community I was able to re-launch my website yesterday in a new design based on Atahualpa - Thumbs Up!

Now I have a problem with 404 posts and sadly was not able to find a working plugin that would handle he problem with one general setting, supporting $S. There is one out there called redirection, but once activated it shuts down all the traffic to my site, seems to be broken.

The probem is that I only need to forward certain subfolders of the old html page.

The syntax of its links were:

Page/Topic/../Uptodate/content.html

Now the URL should be:

Archive/Page/Topic/../Uptodate/content.html

The bold part will always be exactly the same and not interefering with any wordpress permalinks, so I think it should somehow be possible to redirect the paths with some kind of wildcard like $S through wpconfig or htacess.

something like Page/Topic/$S = Archive/Page/Topic/$S

Thank you
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 03:05 PM
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you should read up about the .htaccess file and how to specify redirects. But that issue is not for this forum.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:15 PM
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1,054 posts · Mar 2011
Perth, Western Australia
Probably better that you read up first, but I use 301 redirects often after shifting/rebuilding pages/sites.
I FTP a copy of my .htaccess file to local computer for safe keeping.
Edit a copy and upload to include a simple 301 redirect:

Existing .htaccess should look something like:
Code:
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

# END WordPress
Add a redirect for complete folder:

Code:
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

# END WordPress
Redirect 301 /oldfolder http://www.yourdomain.com/newfolder

or redirect from an old page to a new page etc
Code:
Redirect 301 /oldpage.html http://www.yourdomain.com/newfolder
If you try this just make sure you have a copy of the original .htaccess file to replace the new one if it makes your website fall over! oh and do a complete backup before you touch anything
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