System: Debian Etch, Apache 2.2
I have a WordPress instance with multiple blogs. I would like to redirect some of the folders based on the year and month, while leaving other folders to go to the actual locations.
Example: I have archives for a few years, like 2010, 2011 and 2012:
I would like to redirect all 2010 and 2011 posts to another blog with the same folder structure:
I would like to have 2012 and beyond to go to the actual site (ie.
I tried mod_rewrite with the following, one rule at a time to test redirection for just one year (and to expand later for other years), and none of them worked!
RewriteEngineis already on since there are some default WordPress rewrites.
RewriteBaseis set to
RedirectMatch 301 /myblog/2010/(.*) /myotherblog/2010/$1
RewriteRule /myblog/2010/(.*) http://example.com/myotherblog/2010/$1 [R=301]
RedirectPermanent /myblog/2010/(.*) http://example.com/myotherblog/2010/$1
I've also tried the above rules with and without a fully qualified URL for the new location.
The rewrite log, with log level set to 9, did not provide any useful information. It shows that it looks at the pattern specified against the URL (as mentioned in the rule), but finally what happens is a passthrough to
http://example.com/myblog/ for all URLs or a 500 Internal Server Error.
Any ideas on where I could be going wrong or any alternative solutions?
I can't explain why your rules don't work without seeing the whole .htaccess file, but you might find the Monkeyman Rewrite Analyzer Plugin helpful:-
It is only an analyzer, it does not change any rules for you. It parses the rules down to their components and shows the connection with the resulting query variables. It allows you to try out different URLs to see which rules will match and what the value of the different query variables will be.
This might give you some better clues on how to debug your code.
Try the following RewriteRule:
RewriteRule ^myblog/(2010|2011)/(.*)$ http://example.com/myotherblog/$1/$2 [R=301,L,NC]
Notice the inclusion of the
L flag (last directive) the
NC flag for
nocase and the fact that the path name doesn't include the forward slash (since you might be dropping a
.htaccess file into a directory). If it is not in a
.htaccess file in a directory path that doesn't include the forward slash then simply:
RewriteRule ^/myblog/(2010|2011)/(.*)$ http://example.com/myotherblog/$1/$2 [R=301,L,NC]
If you are not sure of either then
RewriteRule myblog/(2010|2011)/(.*)$ http://example.com/myotherblog/$1/$2 [R=301,L,NC]