I have modified my website www.vidyaniketan.in. It is a Joomla 2.5 site. When I search for it in Google by URL, there are several sub-links displayed (e.g., "ABOUT US"). this links to the old webpage. How do I link it to new webpage? I tried following code in my .htaccess file:

Redirect 301 /about_us.html http://www.vidyaniketan.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=468

but unfortunately it's not working.

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    That redirect appears to be working for me.
    – MrWhite
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:08

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You've made the redirect correctly. It works well. However you must wait until Google recrawl and reindex it before it appears on search results.


As mentioned you will need to wait for Google to re-index your website.

In Joomla 2.5 though you don't need to hack the .htaccess file everytime you restructure your site or move an article. Simply add the desired redirect to the Redirect component (you may also need to enable the Redirect plugin).

To use it navigate to Components—>Redirect and you can add new redirects there. After a while you will also see other failed requests to your website, the large majority will be people trying to hack your site by looking for unsecured software installations.

  • Interesting. So does “Components—>Redirect” handle the creation of .htaccess rewrite rules? Or is that application level redirection within the PHO framework of Joomla 2.5. Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 1:48
  • Joomla CMS level, above the Framework.
    – Craig
    Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 10:55
  • @cppl Thanks a lot , I wasnt aware about this, it worked for me
    – user2392
    Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 9:48

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