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I have to following situation: I had an old blog that was made using Joomla (this blog was indexed well enough by search engines). For some problems I delete it and I have create it again using WordPress.

Now I have many visit (from Google) that leading to specific pages of the old site (pages that don't exist in the new version).

For example I have visit to URL as: /scorejava/index.php/corso-spring-mvc/1-test that don't exist on my new site.

I would know if using the .htaccess file (or other sistem) I can redirect the HTTP request directed to some subfolder (that don't exist in the new version) to the homepage of my new site.

For example I have the request towards the void URL: /scorejava/index.php/corso-spring-mvc/1-test.

And I would create a regular expression that say something like: all the request toward the subfolder corso-spring-mvc (and all it's content file and subfolder) have to be redirected to www.scorejava.com.

Is it possible?

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You need something like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^.*/corso-spring-mvc/ [R=301,L]

The regular expression can be pretty much anything. Whatever matches will be redirected to the root of your site, represented by / and the browser will get a 301 permanent redirect.

Now, I suspect you should try a more generic rule, otherwise you'll have a lot of them to write. If the old blog was under /scorejava/* for example, then you only need a rule like:

RewriteRule ^/score_java/ [R=301,L]
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mmm the base URL (that now is in use) is scorejava.com. Simply I would map some specific subfolder (as /corso-spring-mvc) that have to be redirected toward the base URL. I would toward all the request to all the files in these specific subfolder (they arent mutch...only 3-4 subfolder) but the important thing is that the request to the resources in these subfolder are redirect – AndreaNobili Apr 9 '13 at 14:35
Normally you redirect the page and resources are requested for the new page, in this case your home page. Are you saying there are direct links to resources too? – Itai Apr 9 '13 at 14:53

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