I've switched my site from HTML based to a Wordpress content management system, and I'm trying get all the old pages to forward nicely to the new pages. I can get the .htaccess redirect to work from the root directory, but not from the subdirectory where the HTML files are located. I figure I don't want to bloat up my root .htaccess, it'll just slow the site down.
Any commands I put into the subdirectory .htaccess are just ignored, like the file doesn't even exist.
Is there a setting I can set? I find mucking with the .htaccess to be very dangerous. I often take my entire server offline with a simple typo.
You need to have this, regardless of the location of the .htaccess file. Redirect /full/path/file.html [site.com...]
Will Apache only load this .htaccess file if it tries to access the directory? I'll eventually have a few thousand redirects in here, so I don't want my server trying to load this file every time it loads a file off the entire webserver.