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I'm using plogger with wordpress and I'm in the process of moving current photos to new directories. I need to setup a permanent redirect once I change the directory

For example.

Current location: www.mysite.com/products/cakes/birthday/batman-cake.html

New location: www.mysite.com/products/cakes/superhero/batman-cake.html

So if someone types in the current location it should redirect to the new location.

I have 2 .htaccess files. One in the root directory and one in the Plogger directory. the plogger one I assume is used to make the urls pretty and I think this is where I need to make the changes. Also I only want to redirect individual pages and not the entire directory

See the plogger .htaccess below.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine on
  RewriteBase /products
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.|/$)
  RewriteRule ^.*$ http://www.mysite.com%{REQUEST_URI}/ [R=301,L]
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www [NC]
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/products/$1 [R=301,L]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d [OR]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
  RewriteRule ^.*$ - [S=2]
  RewriteRule feed/$ plog-rss.php?path=%{REQUEST_URI} [L]
  RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php?path=%{REQUEST_URI} [L]
</IfModule>

Please note that someone set this up for me a while ago and I'm not a programmer but I'm a little technical.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine on

  RewriteRule ^products/cakes/birthday/batman-cake.html$ /products/cakes/superhero/batman-cake.html [R=301,L]

  RewriteBase /products
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.|/$)
  RewriteRule ^.*$ http://www.mysite.com%{REQUEST_URI}/ [R=301,L]
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www [NC]
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/products/$1 [R=301,L]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d [OR]
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
  RewriteRule ^.*$ - [S=2]
  RewriteRule feed/$ plog-rss.php?path=%{REQUEST_URI} [L]
  RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php?path=%{REQUEST_URI} [L]
</IfModule>
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  • I tried this but I always get a 404 page not found. There must be something missing here. The closest I can get to making this work for me is modifying the .htaccess file under the root directory as follows: Redirect 301 /products/cakes/birthday/batman-cake.html products/cakes/superhero/batman-cake.html? The problem here is that I must put the trailing "?" question mark and this Always shows up in the URL. Any other suggestions?
    – procon
    Apr 24 '11 at 19:23
  • missed the trailing $
    – Mike
    Apr 24 '11 at 22:08
  • Still no luck, just getting the 404 page. Any way to debug what is happening behind the scenes on my godaddy account?
    – procon
    Apr 25 '11 at 3:40

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