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I am changing domain names.

I have a set of pages in which the url of the page changes, in addition to the domain name change.

Then the rest of the site just needs to redirect to the new domain using the existing paths.

I thought I could do something like this:

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Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on

#redirect these individual pages
Redirect 301 /name1/3676743/ http://www.newname.com/name1/3676768/ 
Redirect 301 /name2/3676739/ http://www.newname.com/name2/3676766/ 
Redirect 301 /name3/3676741/ http://www.newname.com/newname3/3676767/ 

#redirect remaining pages keeping current paths
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newname.com/$1 [R=301,L]

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If I don't include the last line, the redirects work ok

If I include the last line though, it seems that's the line that is used, the redirects are ignored and just the last line used, so clicks end up on the wrong pages.

I somehow need to have the redirects used first, then the last line.

Any help on how to do this would be very appreciated :)

Chris
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larsrohr earned 2000 total points
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Instead of mixing Redirect and RewriteRule directives, why not just use RewriteRules:

#redirect these individual pages
RewriteRule ^/name1/3676743/$ http://www.newname.com/name1/3676768/ [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^/name2/3676739/$ http://www.newname.com/name2/3676766/ [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^/name3/3676741/$ http://www.newname.com/newname3/3676767/ [R=301,L]

#redirect remaining pages keeping current paths
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newname.com/$1 [R=301,L]
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by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
ID: 36588426
That works!

Thank you,

Chris
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