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Need help with .htaccess redirects

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cmeinck, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    Years ago, I migrated from Joomla to Wordpress. Instead of well executed .htaccess directives, I loaded up on individual 301 redirects. There are two redirects that if done correctly would allow me to remove a ton of individual redirects. I believe that the large .htaccess file is responsible for slow initial load times.. For example:
    Redirect 301 /articles/2009/5/22/article-title/ http://www.mysite.com/article-title/2009/05/22/
    Redirect 301 /2009/5/20/different-article-title/ http://www.mysite.com/different-article-title/2009/05/20/
    If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I am trying to come up with a pattern based on limited examples. Try this:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^articles/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([^/]+)/$ /$4/$1/$2/$3/ [R=301,L]
    RewriteRule ^([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([^/]+)/$ /$4/$1/$2/$3/ [R=301,L]
    This would go in a .htaccess file in your web root.
  3. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the late response. I've been meaning to circle back and thank you. This worked perfectly and I greatly appreciate it. Still suffering from domain changes and software migrations, mostly my Joomla to Wordpress move of a few years back.
  4. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    @Jake Bunce I was hoping you could help with a different .htaccess question. I currently have two .htaccess directives. One adds a trailing slash to posts, assuming there isn't one. Search engines are redirected to the one with the trailing slash.

    My Wordpress posts used to have the date appended. So a post would end with this-is-my-post-2014-07-07. I have a directive to redirect to this-is-my-post.

    How would I append the second directive so that it's a single hop and includes the trailing slash. GWT shows an abundance of duplicate meta descriptions. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to reduce the hops from 3 to 2.

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1/ [L,R=301]
    RewriteEngine On
    RedirectMatch 301 ^/([^/]+)/([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{2})/([0-9]{2})/$ http://www.mysite.com/$1

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