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Problem with redirects of old URLs

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Community Member, 33 Posts

12 September 2009 at 11:22pm

Edited: 12/09/2009 11:23pm

I've been following the various suggestions for rewrites in the htaccess file. I want to direct old page to specific pages on my site. This is my htacces file. Can anyone advise me on what I'm doing wrong? These still direct me to "Page Cannot Be Found" just the way they did before I added the rewrite rule. This site is running 2.2.3.

Thank you!

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^captainslog$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^captainslog/.* - [L] 
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(^$)|(\.gif)|(\.jpg)|(\.png)|(\.css)|(\.js)|(\.php)$ 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

RewriteRule index.html/ [R=301,L]
RewriteRule links.html/ [R=301,L] 


Community Member, 191 Posts

13 September 2009 at 6:40am

This is the syntax that I used:

RewriteRule ^links\.html$ /links/ [R=301,NC,L]
RewriteRule ^index\.html$ /home/ [R=301,NC,L]


Community Member, 33 Posts

13 September 2009 at 10:34am


I tried your syntax and this did not work either. Thanks for the suggestion!

Does anyone else have any other thoughts?


Community Member, 904 Posts

13 September 2009 at 11:04am

The syntax proposed by socks looks good to me. You just have to place your custom rewrite rules before the SilverStripe rules, since the SilverStripe rules will match all urls and further rules won't be processed.

A good place to put your custom rules is directly after the RewriteBase line.


Community Member, 33 Posts

13 September 2009 at 11:33am

Bingo! Thank you, banal!


Community Member, 254 Posts

16 March 2010 at 3:31pm

Brilliant! real life saver here. I had my 40 or so 301 redirect in my .htaccess, went live with the new site. And I had a little panic attack. 301 didn't work but your rewrite rules rulz


Community Member, 49 Posts

10 May 2011 at 5:50am

+1, tried a few rewrite configs and could not get nothing to work (or it would work and append the old url), got panicky (well the client was with me at the time.. eek ..)

did a minutes searching and frantic re-writing while he made us a coffee, when he returned all was good..

many thanks @socks