I need to do .htaccess tricks that I haven’t yet figured out, and while I may have time to experiment more today, I thought I’d toss it out here. Probably nobody will know, because I’ve had no response from mailing lists that should have people with guru knowledge, but hey.
We had a blog in Expression Engine. It was at blogblivion.com and its URL structure for links to posts went something like:
Those posts are in many cases found in Google search results. If someone clicks one, they now get a not found page generated by WordPress, which we switched to in a blog in the same location as the old blog, but with a different permalink structure.
The Expression Engine blog has moved to a folder, eeblog, so the URL structure for posts is now something like:
The same, but inserting the folder into it. Wouldn’t you think a redirect would be simple? And prominently documented?
I need to either modify .htaccess to intercept any request for a URL with the old structure and direct it to the same in the folder eeblog, or I need for the error page handling in WordPress to use PHP or whatever it can use to detect a URL clearly looking for the old blog posts and send it along.
If it issues a 301, that’s bonus.
Got interrupted, so I forgot what I was saying, but I think that covers it.
What this is not: