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    I had a wordpress site installed in a sub folder with category/post-title permalink structure, which resulted in the following url structure

    However as I needed to move my site to the root folder on another server and changed the permalink structure to year/month/post-title, which looks like below, users who visit my website through the links published on other websites see 404 error page as expected.

    While doing the changes, moving wordpress to the root directory on another server and changing permalink structure, I forgot to take into account that such problem could occur. Anyway, I made a mistake and now I’m trying to fix the problem.

    I wonder is there a way to redirect the old urls to the new ones? Editing .htaccess or using a plugin or something else. The method doesn’t matter at this stage. All I want is to solve the problem

    Any help? Thanks in advance.


    Editing the htaccess is the way to go. A 301 redirect on the affected pages. You can also do it on a PHP basis (assuming it is build on PHP)


    I’ve been working on .htaccess file writing various combinations of Rewrite rules. But, as I’m a total newbie when it comes to .htaccess, I’ve got nowhere.
    I need some code examples to figure out how I write my own code.

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