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#33936 – URL Redirection with Admin Tools Pro for WP

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 22:29 CDT
vrans99

Hi.

I am a little confused with the URL Redirection feature.

In the documentation section, you have the example of forwarding my domain to (for example) google.com as an external url, but what about if I want to redirect URLs coming from (for example) google.com to my site's url.

I am in the process of converting all my Joomla sites to WP and I would like to redirect previous urls that are listed in google.com/bing.com to new urls in my site.

For example, if someone find https://mysite.com/index.php/menu/series/video-1 in google.com but, after the conversion to WP, the new url is https://mysite.com/videos/video-1, what is the best way to approach this?

Also, is it possible to use a wildcard to minimize the entries? For example, I need something like this:

My Joomla Site urls:                                                   ->   My new WP Site urls:
https://mysite.com/index.php/menu/series/video-1    ->   https://mysite.com/videos/video-1
https://mysite.com/index.php/menu/series/video-2    ->   https://mysite.com/videos/video-2
https://mysite.com/index.php/menu/series/video-3    ->   https://mysite.com/videos/video-3
https://mysite.com/index.php/menu/series/video-4    ->   https://mysite.com/videos/video-4

One of my Joomla sites has thousands of urls and it would be awesome to achieve the URL Redirection with fewer queries. Is it possible? If so, how can I do this?

For the previous example, can I use something like this:
https://mysite.com/index.php/menu/series/%    ->   https://mysite.com/videos/%

Your help is really appreciated.

Thanks.

 
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 04:12 CDT
tampe125

Hello,

I'm sorry but URL redirection works just for a single URL, you can't create wildcards.

If you want to redirect URLs that match a particular expression, the most effective solution is to use .htaccess redirects, since they happen even before visitors touch your site, improving their experience.
Htaccess directives could be a little hard to write, so I'd suggest to use this online tool to test them: https://htaccess.madewithlove.be/



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Friday, 20 November 2020 20:17 CST
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