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Htaccess 301 redirect with variables

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I am having some problems. I switched over from one e-commerce system to another a while back and this changed the url structure of some of the pages. I was fine with this and set up some rewrite rules. Somehow this has stopped working and I am not sure why.

I need to change

  • /product/{Category-Name}/{URL} to /{URL}
  • /ecategory/{Category-ID}/{URL} to /{URL}
  • /manu/{URL} to /{URL}
  • /news/{category-name}/{URL} to /blog/{URL}

I am using

RewriteRule   ^/?(product|ecategory)/([^\/]+)/(.+?)\$  /$3  [R=301,L]
RewriteRule   ^/?(manu)/(.+?)\$  /$2  [R=301,L]
RewriteRule   ^/?(news)/([^\/]+)/(.+?)\$  /blog/$2/$3  [R=301,L]
RewriteRule   ^/?(newscategory)/([^\/]+)/(.+?)\$  /blog/$3  [R=301,L]
RewriteRule   ^/?([0-9]+)/(.+?)\$  /$2  [R=301,L]

But this is not working now and I don't have enough knowledge of htaccess redirects to work out what is wrong. I have been making changes and looking online but I feel like I am going in circles and this is very confusing.

Please, can anyone give me some advice?
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