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:
If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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/