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Had an issue where I need to redirect old URLs, but not disable the mod_rewrite for page structure.

redirect 301 /home.html http://www.example.com/

It needs to live on the Symphony 2.0 .htaccess file

### Symphony 2.0.x ###
Options +FollowSymlinks -Indexes

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

 RewriteEngine on

 RewriteBase /

 ### DO NOT APPLY RULES WHEN REQUESTING "favicon.ico"
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} favicon.ico [NC]
 RewriteRule .* - [S=14]

 ### IMAGE RULES 
 RewriteRule ^image\/(.+\.(jpg|gif|jpeg|png|bmp))$ extensions/jit_image_manipulation/lib/image.php?param=$1 [L,NC]

 ### CHECK FOR TRAILING SLASH - Will ignore files
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/$
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$
 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ $1/ [L,R=301]

 ### ADMIN REWRITE
 RewriteRule ^symphony\/?$ index.php?mode=administration&%{QUERY_STRING} [NC,L]

 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f 
 RewriteRule ^symphony(\/(.*\/?))?$ index.php?symphony-page=$1&mode=administration&%{QUERY_STRING} [NC,L]

 ### FRONTEND REWRITE - Will ignore files and folders
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteRule ^(.*\/?)$ index.php?symphony-page=$1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

</IfModule>
######
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Try this code in your .htaccess file:

  • RewriteRule ^home(.*) http://example.com/ [R=301,L]
  • The important point here is that you've changed the mod_alias Redirect to a mod_rewrite RewriteRule to perform the redirect. Different modules execute at different times (and it can even vary from server to server). By default mod_rewrite will execute before mod_alias, regardless of their apparent order, so it's quite possible that your original Redirect is simply being skipped. It is recommended to never mix redirects from both modules, because of this "unpredictable" behaviour. (In addition... the (.*) at the end of the RewriteRule pattern is not required here.) – MrWhite May 21 '16 at 15:39

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