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Assistance with redirection parameter variables (5 posts)

  1. edeh10k
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am migrating my blog from Movable Type to WordPress. I have not been able to get my redirects working properly using this plugin. Here is the structure I have, and am moving to:

    Individual Posts
    Old MT: /archives/20110711-this_is_a_post.php
    New WP: /20110711/this-is-a-post

    Category Posts
    Old MT: /archives/cat_this_is_a_category.php
    New WP: /category/this-is-a-catgory

    I've read the docs and still can't get this to work, so I thought I would solicit help here. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

  2. tinpotgamer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have access to editing the pages on Movable?
    Why don't you just move all your stuff over, then edit your index.html and 404 pages to have an auto-forward script such as the below?

    <html>
    <head></head>
    <title>Sitename.com</title>
    <body><script language="javascript">
    window.location="newsiteurl";
    </script>Redirect not supported in your browser? Click <a href=newsiteurl>here</a> to continue.</body>
    </html>
  3. edeh10k
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the whole purpose of 301 redirects of individual pages is not to commit Google suicide. The Redirection plugin is designed just for what I am trying to accomplish but based on the documentation I can't get the variables set correctly.

  4. edeh10k
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So rather than just expecting a handout I am trying to teach myself regular expressions. What I have isn't working, but so far this is what I have. I am hoping someone with a keen eye might be able to quickly point out my mistake:

    Individual
    MT: /archives/20110711-this_is_a_post.php
    	/archives/([0-9]*)/([-])(.*).php
    WP: /20110711/this-is-a-post
    	/([0-9])/(.*)
    
    Category
    MT: /archives/cat_this_is_a_category.php
    	/archives/cat_(w+).php
    WP: /category/this-is-a-catgory
    	/category/(w+)
  5. edeh10k
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Still hoping for help. Corrected a few mistakes but still not sure how to replace underscores with dashes:

    Individual
    MT: /archives/20110711-this_is_a_post.php
    	/archives/(d*)-(w+)\.php
    WP: /20110711/this-is-a-post
    	/$1/$2
    
    Category
    MT: /archives/cat_this_is_a_category.php
    	/archives/cat_(w+).php
    WP: /category/this-is-a-catgory
    	/category/$1

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