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If you correctly put in 301 redirects and update your sitemap, the site will be fine. However... What are you trying to gain from this change? The Stack Exchange-style hierarchy doesn't make sense for what it seems you're trying to accomplish (a Wikipedia-style website?). What you currently have makes more sense in terms of organizing the information: ...


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There is a risk with URL changes of SEO problems, ranking loss, and traffic declines. When correctly implemented with 301 redirects, it can go perfectly fine, but it doesn't always do so. I recommend changing URLs only when there is an overwhelming need. If you do want to change URLs you should consider gentler changes as well: Chang the URL structure ...


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What you are seeing is default behaviour on Apache. when I enter random subdirectories, such as /index.php/asdfghjk /asdfghjk is an additional path-segment in the URL. It's not strictly a "subdirectory". (Directories and subdirectories relate to a filesystem. The URL does not necessarily map directly to the filesystem.) When additional path segments ...


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