I run WordPress in Network mode, which means I can have multiple websites running off one installation of WordPress. Each website runs as a subdomain. WordPress handles this using .htaccess, and a wildcard subdomain pointing to the location of WordPress, so there are no actual subdomains created in cPanel; just a wildcard subdomain in cPanel, ad WordPress handles the rest.

I want to 301 redirect http://one.example.com/portfolio to http://two.example.com/portfolio.

If I only have 1 .htaccess file in the web root of example.com, how do I achieve this?

EDIT: I have used the following but it does not work:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^steve\.doig\.com\.au$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^/products.html http://tech.doig.com.au/products.html/ [L,R=301]

(this is to redirect http://steve.doig.com.au/products.html to http://tech.doig.com.au/products.html)

1 Answer 1


If I am not mistaken, you should be able to do something like this:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^one\.example\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^portfolio$ http://two.example.com/portfolio [L,R=301]

This is from memory, but maybe you get the idea (HTTP_HOST).

  • What about redirect, rather than rewrite?
    – Steve
    Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 3:21
  • See my edit to the original question please Leif.
    – Steve
    Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 3:57
  • Okay, I had the time to try it myself. There is slash too much in RewriteRule. Try: RewriteRule ^portfolio$ two.example.com/portfolio [L,R=301] (I updated my answer accordingly)
    – Leif
    Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 8:19
  • Good on you! You've nailed it. Thanks for your help.
    – Steve
    Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 9:10
  • 2
    You cannot, but there seem to be some workarounds, like this one: my.galagzee.com/2009/02/11/… Also try searching for "one rewritecond multiple rewriterule".
    – Leif
    Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 14:28

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