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Posted on 2007-12-02
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Hi, I need some help to get my site redirecting properly after a forum/site switch over. Here is the code I currently use but I need to forward type of request also /forum/index.php?showtopic=213083&TOPIC_ID=213083

Plus just a general rule, to forward from say an old folder /GVB/ to /articles/ on the site.  I really don't know what I am doing I just got this code as a sample and revised. help!:)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   Options +FollowSymLinks
   Options +Indexes
   RewriteEngine On
   RewriteBase /
   RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} TOPIC_ID=([0-9]+)
   RewriteRule ^topic.asp$ /forum/index.php?showtopic=%1 [R=301,L,QSA]
   RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} FORUM_ID=([0-9]+)
   RewriteRule ^forum.asp$ /forum/index.php [R=301,L,QSA]
   RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^TOPIC_ID=([0-9]+)&whichpage=([0-9]+)
   RewriteRule ^forum.asp$ /forum/index.php [R=301,L,QSA]
   RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} whichpage=([0-9]+)
   RewriteRule ^forum.asp$ /forum/index.php [R=301,L,QSA]
</IfModule>
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by:mhs85
ID: 20391924
Please be more specific with EXACTLY what you want to do.  Example: When a user types http://www.yoursite.com/whatever, they should be redirected to http://www.yoursite.com/adifferentplace
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by:vfetty
ID: 20391981
oh sure sorry about that.  With the /forum/index.php?showtopic=213083&TOPIC_ID=213083 just want to take them to /forum/index.php (http://yoursite.com/forum/index.php).

http://www.yoursite.com/whatever (in this case it's called http://www.yoursite.com/GVB/ to go to http://www.yoursite.com/articles

or

http://www.yoursite.com/whatever to go to http://www.yoursite.com/

Please let me know if you need anything else from me. Thanks!
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by:mhs85
ID: 20392038
Make a text file called ".htaccess" (not ".htaccess.txt") and place it in the public_html/ folder of your website (the root directory).

In the blank file, add these lines:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yoursite.com/GVB [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.com/articles [L,R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yoursite.com/whatever [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.com/ [L,R=301]

That should do what you are looking for in the bottom 2 examples.
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by:mhs85
ID: 20392046
Also, for future help, please take a look at these three sites:
http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles3/spiders-301-redirect.htm
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/howto/htaccess.html
http://www.webweaver.nu/html-tips/web-redirection.shtml

You will find everything you need to know between them. :-)
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by:vfetty
ID: 20392497
Thanks mhs85 but what about a scenario like the one I really need help with?

/forum/index.php?showtopic=213083&TOPIC_ID=213083 to go to /forum/index.php
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by:mhs85
ID: 20392569
Try adding this:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yoursite.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=213083&TOPIC_ID=213083 [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yoursite.com/forum/index.php [L,R=301]

(just a guess, but if it works, great, if not, i'll do more research)
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by:vfetty
ID: 20392663
Hmmm, that did not work for me and I am not sure why?  does not forward just seems to ignore that rule?
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ID: 20392718
probably because of the strange characters in the string like ?, =, _, &, etc...will have to do more research on how to embed those
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by:vfetty
ID: 20401267
ok mhs85 got that one fixed, last question I promise.  What about something like this http://myurl.com/articles/fishing.asp to http://myurl.com/newarticles/fishing.asp

Thanks!
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