A site has moved from
example.com/ie/en/. (In other words, it’s moved from being its own domain to being a subfolder in a larger site.) However, the page structure has also changed. I have a few pages with specific redirects. For example,
example.net/packaging should redirect to
example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/. Everything else (the homepage and all pages not specifically mentioned) should redirect to
Here’s what I tried:
Redirect permanent /geotextiles http://www.example.com/ie/en/technical-fabrics/geosynthetics/ Redirect permanent /fibcs http://www.example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/fibc-filling-solutions/ Redirect permanent /packaging http://www.example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/ Redirect permanent /bags-fibcs http://www.example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/fibc-filling-solutions/ Redirect permanent /horticultural http://www.example.com/ie/en/technical-fabrics/agri-horti-aquaculture/ Redirect permanent /construction http://www.example.com/ie/en/technical-fabrics/construction/ Redirect permanent / http://www.example.com/ie/en/ RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/ie/en/ [R=301]
This very nearly works. The pages mentioned specifically redirect as they should; so does the homepage. However, other pages do not work.
example.net/blah should redirect to
example.com/ie/en/, but instead redirects to
example.net/ie/en/blah. Is there any simple way to lose the page name? The new website is completely restructured, and quite simply doesn’t have equivalent pages to some of those on the old site, so redirecting to the homepage makes sense.
Taking a tip from an answer, I tried this approach:
RewriteEngine On RewriteRule /geotextiles http://www.example.com/ie/en/technical-fabrics/geosynthetics/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule /fibcs http://www.example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/fibc-filling-solutions/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule /packaging http://www.example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule /bags-fibcs http://www.example.com/ie/en/packaging-solutions/fibc-filling-solutions/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule /horticultural http://www.example.com/ie/en/technical-fabrics/agri-horti-aquaculture/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule /construction http://www.example.com/ie/en/technical-fabrics/construction/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule / http://www.example.com/ie/en/ [R=301,L] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/ie/en/ [R=301,L]
And now everything redirects to
www.example.com/ie/en/. All my special cases are being ignored, despite the