I have a website with 1500 posts that need to be redirected.
I have conflicting categories due to which I am unable to redirect complete category. Current structure is as below:
Redirect 301 /blog/videos/top-5-cars http://www.example.net/articles/cars/videos/top-5-cars
Redirect 301 /blog/videos/exotic-holiday-locations http://www.example.net/articles/holiday/videos/exotic-holiday-locations
Since /blog/videos/ fall under both Cars & Holiday category I am unable to redirect as below
Redirect 301 /blog/videos /articles/holiday/videos
This is the case with 1500 articles. Is it wise to write redirect rule for 1500 articles in .htaccess? Is there a better workaround?
Redirect directive with
RedirectMatch directive that can match using regex to give you precise matching.
RedirectMatch 301 ^/blog/videos/top-5-cars/?$ /articles/cars/videos/top-5-cars RedirectMatch 301 ^/blog/videos/exotic-holiday-locations/?$ /articles/holiday/videos/exotic-holiday-locations RedirectMatch 301 ^/blog/videos/?$ /articles/holiday/videos