After redoing my webshop, I need to redirect every URL within a certain directoy to a new page.

All URLs beginning ith example.com/shop/... should be redirected to the page located at example.com/products/.

I'm using this wordpress plugin for redirections, but I don't know if it can handle it or I need to edit the htaccess file or something.


# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
RewriteRule ^shop/ /products/ [R=302,L]

# END WordPress

1 Answer 1


That WordPress plugin should be able to handle this, but otherwise it's just a one-liner in .htaccess (which will also be more efficient):

RewriteRule ^shop/ /products/ [R=302,L]

The above directive should go after the RewriteEngine and RewriteBase directives but before any other WordPress stuff.

This redirects /shop/<anything> to /products/.

Change the 302 (temporary) redirect to 301 (permanent) when you are sure it's working OK. Temporary redirects are easier to test since they are not cached by the browser.

  • It shouldn't redirect /shop/<something> to /products/<something>, it should redirect /shop/<something>` to `/products/
    – ReddaJoppe
    Feb 17, 2016 at 12:37
  • How would you suggest I handle it with the plugin? Redirecting from /shop/(.*)doesn't seem to work - what do I need to type?
    – ReddaJoppe
    Feb 17, 2016 at 12:40
  • I've updated my answer. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with that plugin.
    – MrWhite
    Feb 17, 2016 at 12:41
  • OK, thanks. Can you explain why you are sugesting a 302 redirect and not 301?
    – ReddaJoppe
    Feb 17, 2016 at 12:43
  • 1
    Sorry, I guess I didn't read your answer closely enough. It works perfect, thank you.
    – ReddaJoppe
    Feb 17, 2016 at 13:00

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