I have moved my old website from static html pages to drupal. Now I want to redirect old pages that I now get 404 errors upon request, to new drupal nodes.
What is the best approach to do this and how? Can it be done using .htaccess directives?
If you don't know what the address was, making a catch-all url would be a good way but that may cause some problems to drupal's working parts.
If you know the url of the old pages you can create a simple map or just simple rules with the .htaccess would be the safer route.
An example of catch-all would be:
The above rules would redirect anything that is not a existent file or folder within your domain and not index.php and redirect it do index.php.
The other way would be knowing the urls and doing something like this:
There might be other ways too but these 2 were what i could thing right away.