RewriteRule ^dir/(.+?)(-[0-9]+)?$ oldwebsite.com/dir
RewriteRule (.*) newwebsite.com/$1 [R=301,L]
Not sure what you thought these directives were doing, or why you were using two directives and rewritting to the
oldwebsite in the first one?
If you need to redirect to a different host, then you must specify an absolute URL, including the scheme, in the substitution. eg.
But the last rule takes control on first one
Yes, it would, since you don't include the
LAST) flag on the first
RewriteRule and the second rule matches everything.
RewriteRule directives chain together (the output of the first directive is used as the input for the second, etc.), so you need to stop that from happening.
However, you presumably need these to be external
Redirects, not internal rewrites.
Try the following in the
.htaccess file in the specific subdirectory of
oldwebsite.com that you want to redirect from (eg.
RewriteRule ^(page-.*) http://newwebsite.com/newdir/ [R=301,L]
This redirects all pages that start with "page-" in the subdirectory (eg.