Mod Rewrite Problem

Posted on 2014-04-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-04-17
I have several hundred links that need to be changed due to a vendor changing their product url's.

Here is an example of the original url


Here is what I need to change it to


This is the rewrite I built but it doesn't seem to do anything.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.naturessunshine.com$ 
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^actid=322$
RewriteRule ^us/product/(.+)/sku-([0-9]+)\.aspx$ http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/$1/$2/ [R=301,L,QSA]

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This is above the rewrite string I created

# 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]

# END WordPress

# -FrontPage-

IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*

<Limit GET POST>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from all
order deny,allow
deny from all
AuthName www.abc.com
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/_vti_pvt/service.pwd
AuthGroupFile /var/www/html/_vti_pvt/service.grp

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Please tell me what I need to do to get this rewrite to work.


Question by:sharingsunshine
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Accepted Solution

Steve Bink earned 2000 total points
ID: 40004241
Try these suggestions.  If they do not yield results, turn on your RewriteLog and post the entry from a single attempt to browse to a redirected page.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?naturessunshine.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^actid=322$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^/?us/product/([^/]+)/sku-([0-9]+)\.aspx$ http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/$1/$2/ [R=301,L,QSA,NC]

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Author Comment

ID: 40004313
That doesn't do it and the techs are chasing down another issue on the server so I can't touch the rewrite log.

I went ahead and just copied down the tables to my desktop and ran a grep on them and change all of the links.

So your suggestion for the rewrite log is probably the way to go.
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Expert Comment

by:Steve Bink
ID: 40004812
If you end up getting the log up, feel free to come back to this question.

Author Comment

ID: 40006338
That's very nice of you to offer. HostGator was down since 11 AM on the 16th so will take you up on that soon as I get caught up.

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