Post by MrTech » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:53 am

I've taken down a WP website that gets decent traffic from search engines and rather not lose it.

Old WP links are like this:

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http://www.domain.com/22/article-about-topic-1/
http://www.domain.com/11/article-about-topic-99/
http://www.domain.com/5/article-about-topic-457/

New OC links are like this:

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http://www.domain.com/blog/article-about-topic-1/
http://www.domain.com/blog/article-about-topic-99/
http://www.domain.com/blog/article-about-topic-457/
To keep things simple, I kept the article SEO keywords the same, but directories are a different story. Would I put a rule inside htaccess to forward the URL's? I can't wrap my head around how to deal with the various WP directory names??

Thanks for any insight

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Post by Johnathan » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:35 am

You could use the Redirect Manager to do this. If you don't have more than a few dozen articles, you could set up all the redirects quickly (use the Export CSV function and then import the new file).

You could also do this with .htaccess, but I think you'd need to set up individual redirects. I can't think of a way off the top of my head where you could account for the variable directory names, since you likely are also using categories with their own SEO keywords, and wouldn't want to redirect those.

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