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Redirecting Permalinks when converting from B2evo (4 posts)

  1. askandrea
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, I'm converting over from b2evo. Currently my URLs look like this:

    http://www.adamsweb.us/blog/index.php/a/2007/06/25/sign_off_for_now

    With the WordPress.com transition version, they look like his:

    http://adamsweb.wordpress.com/2007/02/28/blog-round-up-2/

    I see huge potential confusion with broken links, how can I get folks looking for the old b2evo URL to be able to find the new URLs on wordpress?

    No, I haven't installed it yet. I'm doing proactive trouble shooting

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just answered you in the wpmu forums.

  3. askandrea
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks. BTW, the /a/ is an awful feature of b2evolution. The closest thing b2 has to MU, there it allows you to have blog a, blog b, c, d . . . if you don't mind the world's worst URL. Here it's just plumb ugly, but Adam (the original poster, I'm his somewhat-tired helper) is bent on all his old links still working, even if the urls have to stay that ugly. Really needs to get a redirect of some kind working.

  4. askandrea
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's not a dupe, but I can ask for help here if you'd prefer.

    The redirect solution didn't solve the issue, because b2evolution uses underscores instead of dashes (and inserts an underscore for apostrophes, as well as truncating long post slugs) So despite the redirect, all the old links to our site are broken, because the slugs look like peters-revenge-new-hour-of-power rather than: peter_s_revenge_new_hour_of_p

    So what now?

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