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  • Resolved blakekr


    I wonder if someone has experienced this problem and could help.

    When I moved my site to wordpress, I used the default permalink structure instead of /category/postname. Now I’m using category/postname, but I can’t get 301 redirects to function because of the modrewrite stuff in the .htaccess.

    My old structure was:

    My new structure is:

    When I try to implement a simple redirect from one to the other, WP redirects the page to:


    which is broken of course, because of modrewrite statements like …

    RewriteRule ^(.+)/([^/]+)(/[0-9]+)?/?$ /index.php?category_name=$1&name=$2&page=$3 [QSA,L]


    RewriteRule ^(.+)/?$ /index.php?category_name=$1 [QSA,L]

    I’ve tried messing around with these but only succeeded in breaking my site …

    … I wonder if anyone else has encountered it and found a workaround?

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  • Hey everyone … I wanted to mention I’m using 1.5 (I guess there are differences with mod rewrite).

    Also, not to beg in an annoying way, but I’m losing a gawdaful amount of traffic while I try to figure this out. If anyone thinks they can help if I explain it better or put up more information, PLEASE let me know …

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