How do you do 301 redirects when you've changed platforms?

by John Payne   Last Updated November 08, 2017 22:04 PM

A client is having problems with 301 redirects producing 404 Error messages. They previously had a WP site, but decided to change it to an HTML one. They are using the same domain name, and hosting is with the same webhost- with a change from WP hosting to a VPS. The redirects in the .htaccess file are in this format

Redirect 301 /double-glazing-information/double-glazing-resources

The WP account has been deleted, together with the WP site files, so the pages no longer exist. We simply want to catch any bookmarking or linking to the old pages, and redirect them to the releveant page on the html site.

Typing (the old WP page) into my browser produces the 404 Error "The requested URL /double-glazing-information/double-glazing-resources was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."

What are we doing wrong?

Any help very much appreciated!

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