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I'm trying to use .htaccess to redirect users to a custom error page inside my MT installation (so I can use my blog templates). I've set it up in .htaccess as

>Redirect /home/cpanelname/public_html/doggydiaries/404.shtml http://www.pudgypuppy.com/doggydiaries/404.php

where doggydiaries is set up as a subdomain.

 

I then installed a custom error page at http://www.pudgypuppy.com/doggydiaries/404.php.

 

When I tested it out, however, by using the page http://www.doggydiaries.pudgypuppy.com/hello.php, I was not redirected. Instead, I received the standard, non-friendly error message as shown in the attached image.

 

Any idea how to fix this so I can successfully redirect users to an error page that makes us of my MovableType templates?

 

Thanks.

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Rob,

 

If I code my .htaccess file that way, will that redirect error pages only for the subdomain "doggydiaries.pudgypuppy.com"? I don't have a custom error page set up under the TLD yet, so I'm not sure how it would redirect if someone were to try to reach the page doggydiaries.pudgypuppy.com/nosuchpageexists.htm versus trying to reach the page pudgypuppy.com/nosuchpageexists.htm.

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You can disregard my previous post. I got it all figured out. I put a new .htaccess file in my subdomain directory. The only line in that file is

>ErrorDocument 404 http://www.doggydiaries.pudgypuppy.com/404.php

 

The .htaccess in the TLD (pudgypuppy.com) has not been altered. Once I create a custom error page for pudgypuppy.com, I should be able to access it using this line in the .htaccess file for pudgypuppy.com:

>ErrorDocument 404 http://www.pudgypuppy.com/404.php

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