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Moving WP to Root Folder and Keeping Existing Links
Moving WP Keep Links

Msg#: 4561441 posted 6:16 pm on Apr 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

I am moving a photography blog from [http://examplesite.net/wordpress] to [http://examplesite.net].

I need to redirect the existing links for pages and posts to the the new pages.


I will be using the following rewrite:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (.*) [examplesite.net...] [R=301,L]

Will this accomplish what I need?

Thanks in Advance




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Msg#: 4561441 posted 1:00 am on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld, Paul!

RewriteRule (.*) [examplesite.net...] [R=301,L]

this is incorrect syntax and won't do anything useful - probably detrimental to server function.

you will need something in your RewriteRule Pattern that specifies a capture group excluding the "wordpress" part of the path and back-references that in the Substitution string.
with a redirect you also want to specify a complete hostname starting with the protocol (http:) in the Substitution string.

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