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Redirect urls to new urls for redesigned site

Posted on 2016-10-13
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How do I create redirects so that the old urls for a website redirect to new urls?   The pages were renamed and they are also going to be using a new domain name.  The site is in wordpress.
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lenamtl earned 500 total points
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Hi,
you can use .htaccess to redirect a page that no longer exists or redirect to new url.

Redirect 301 /team.html http://www.existingurl.com/newpage.html

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RedirectMatch 301 ^(.*)$ http://www.newurl.com

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There is a great Google article with all the steps:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6033086?hl=en&ref_topic=6033084

Plus you can monitor the url problem with Google webmaster tools.

You can also test your redirect
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6066468?visit_id=0-636120501545089826-615665918&rd=2
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Thanks!
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