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Redirect complex URLs to Homepage

mod rewrite rule to redirect to site root

     
12:09 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've recently migrated a site from ASP.net to WordPress and I am getting a bunch of 404 errors because I used to have an "email this page" link on all my pages which does not exist on the new site.

Apparently these pages were all indexed and now I'm getting the errors when the search bots revisit the site.

What I am thinking of doing is to just redirect all these requests to the site root.

Is this an okay idea?

And if yes, given this is a typical URL

domain.com/EmailPage.aspx?StoryID=467

how can I construct a rule for my .htaccess file that will redirect to domain.com.

When I tried it myself I got

domain.com/?StoryID=467

as the result, which I think is a bad idea since it may be seen as duplicate content to my home page.

Thanks for any help,

SM

1:20 am on June 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you used a RewriteRule, add a "?" to the end of the substitution URL to clear the query string.

Jim

7:00 pm on June 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Jim,

Your tip worked like a charm.

SM