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KatB

Community Member, 94 Posts

25 March 2008 at 2:33pm

Since SS is not able to replicate the original URI structure, is it possible then to set up redirects in the .htaccess file that would be successful?

eg: Redirect 301 www.domain.com/subdirectory/oldpage.html http://www.domain.com/newpage/

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KatB

Community Member, 94 Posts

27 March 2008 at 4:40pm

yes:

Redirect 301 /subdirectory/oldpage.html http://www.domain.com/newpage/

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KatB

Community Member, 94 Posts

8 April 2008 at 4:07pm

I have set the redirects up in the .htaccess file before Silverstripe's block. On clicking links to the older URIs, I get the new URI with a ?url=/oldURI.html.

Should the redirects be after the Silverstripe block? What is the best way to avoid the ?url=/oldURI.html ?

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KatB

Community Member, 94 Posts

8 April 2008 at 5:57pm

Thanks very much to DesignCity and simon_w who helped me fix my problem on IRC :)))))

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Fuzz10

Community Member, 787 Posts

9 April 2008 at 2:23am

Please share your solution with the forum... Someone else might need this as well..

Thanks

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KatB

Community Member, 94 Posts

14 April 2008 at 3:09pm

At the top of .htaccess (before the SilverStripe block) place this:
RewriteRule Directory/File.html newURI/ [R=301,L]

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Bruce B

Community Member, 147 Posts

3 June 2008 at 1:41pm

Just to expand on the previous post:
If you set up the following (using my own site as the example):
RewriteRule social/maternity/ http://nfaw.org/paid-maternity-leave/ [R=301,L]
RewriteRule social/ http://nfaw.org/women-s-social-policy/ [R=301,L]

The redirects seem to work as expected. The most specific one is triggered first, followed by the more general. You can get users to the most popular entry points directly, while for other pages, they at least land in the right part of the site.

Your web stats program should identify the most common entry points to help with this process.