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Offline troyjohnson

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redirecting one url to another with .htaccess
« on: June 29, 2016, 05:23:37 PM »
I'd like to redirect this url:

http://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Christopher+D.+Burns

to this url:

http://aalbc.com/authors/home.php?author_name=Christopher+D.+Burns

Right now I'm doing the redirect with a meta redirect, but it slow enough for the redirection to be visible so I'd like to do it in .htacess.  I'm using the following code:

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewriterule ^authors/author.php?author_name=Christopher+D.+Burns(.*)$ http://aalbc.com/authors/home.php?author_name=Christopher+D.+Burns$1 [r=301,nc]

but the redirection is not taking place


Offline Thomas [NTS]

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Re: redirecting one url to another with .htaccess
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 10:44:45 AM »
Troy,

Apologize for the long delay in response. 

I did test the URL you're looking to redirect and see it is not redirecting as you'd like.  We have multiple tools available for you to write your redirect.  Most notably, http://media.newtektechnologyservices.com/htaccess_kb/ & https://help.webcontrolcenter.com/kb/a1743/_htaccess.aspx

We do have an in house development team who can look at this for you as well.  Feel free to open a ticket to start the process. 

WebControlCenter:  https://help.webcontrolcenter.com/kb/a946/how-to-submit-a-verified-ticket-through-the-webcontrolcenter.aspx
Web Services Manager: https://help.webcontrolcenter.com/kb/a1732/how-to-submit-a-verified-ticket-through-the-wsm.aspx

Thanks,

Thomas H. 
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Re: redirecting one url to another with .htaccess
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 09:38:05 PM »
View the following article for instructions on how to create an .htaccess file on your web server:

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Re: redirecting one url to another with .htaccess
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 09:35:46 PM »
 RewriteRule doesn't include the query string and doesn't include the http-host. Besides that, the first argument is a regex pattern.