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301 redirect syntax

Posted on 2015-02-04
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Last Modified: 2015-02-08

I am changing website platforms and it appears I will need to be correctly identifying a certain type of URL structure, and redirecting to a new structure, but it's not as simple as what I'm seeing for examples to use in htaccess. In my case, I need to do a couple of things.

I need to change this:


to this:


Is there a way to manage this type of redirect using 301?

Thank you

Question by:billium99
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Mark Bullock earned 2000 total points
ID: 40590478
Try something like this in httpd.conf with mod_rewrite for Apache:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule  ^products/category/subcategory/product/[0-9]+-([^/.]+)  shop/$1  [R=301]

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To help debug, you can use RewriteLog, and set RewriteLogLevel high (above 3).

Author Comment

ID: 40591233
Thanks - this is a WAMP server. Should I be using mod_rewrite or IIS URL rewrite?

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by:Mark Bullock
ID: 40591389
IIS has a URL Rewrite module. There is a GUI to import Apache mod_rewrite rules, like the one I wrote above.

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ID: 40597208
Thanks Mark

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