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redirecting a folder

Thread began 10/28/2015 10:21 am by Jamie | Last modified 11/04/2015 2:36 pm by Ray Borduin | 704 views | 10 replies |

Jamie

redirecting a folder

Hey Ray

Am trying to redirect the contents of an entire folder to specific url

eg www.domain.co.uk/subfolder/ to www.domain.co.uk/redirectedurl.php

am trying to get

RedirectMatch 301 /affiliates/(.*) http://www.thevictorianbarn.co.uk/enquiries-booking-form.php


which works fine if its just a folder path that someone is linking from but if someone tries to go to a specific url within the folder, it then appends that file name to the new one.. probably easier to show you. Info in PM

Cheers

Jamie

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I don't think you want to use a RedirectMatch 301 type redirect if you aren't redirecting to the specific file in a different folder.

That type of redirect is used specifically for renaming folders. Which means that if you link to a file in the old folder, it will go to the file in the new folder. If you want to just redirect to a single file regardless of the file requested then you would use a standard RewriteRule you can still do a 301 redirect:

RewriteRule ^affiliates(/?.*) enquiries-booking-form.php$1 [R=301,L]

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Jamie

thanks Ray... thats rewriting the url to include the path right the way to the server root...

so if you add http://www.domain.co.uk/affiliates/reservations.php gets rewritten to http://www.domain.co.uk/home/domainid/public_html/enquiries-booking-form.php/reservation.php

and if you just do http://www.domain.co.uk/affiliates/ it gets rewritten to http://www.domain.co.uk/enquiries-booking-form.php/ with the trailing slash....

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I should have left the $1 off the end... it should just be:

RewriteRule ^affiliates(/?.*) enquiries-booking-form.php [R=301,L]
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Jamie

I had tried that but it makes no difference at all...

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I just added the rule to the webassist site and it works, go ahead and try it:

RewriteRule ^folderredirect(/?.*) aboutus.php [R=301,L]

maybe you still have one of the other rules in your .htaccess overwriting it?

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Jamie

I can see yours working....don't think I have any conflicting (have put my rewrites in the PM).

Can an htaccess file be cached at all?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Maybe try adding:

RewriteBase /

above the rewrite rule... it looks like the server base url is wrong somehow. This might be a general server configuration issue.

Do the article links work properly?

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Jamie

Have added that and no difference.....

Yes, the articles work exactly as expected - before and after adding the above

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Have you tried:

RewriteRule ^affiliates(/?.*) /enquiries-booking-form.php [R=301,L]

It sounds like the directory setting is wrong in your server configuration. I googled the problem you are having and found that other people solved it in their apache configuration directly:
http://serverfault.com/questions/93195/mod-rewrite-adding-documentroot-to-url

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