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Ok, here's the scenario:

 

I want to create a redirect link and make it simple so people can remember it.

Something like http://www.natalie-brown.com/challenge

 

I want to redirect this link to another site.

 

How can I do this in my .htaccesss file?

 

Normally for a redirect I would put something like:

redirect 301 /list.htm http://www.natalie-brown.com/interact/mailing-list.html

 

But I usually have to have the .htm or .html

 

I want to make it so that I don't have to have that as a part of the link that is being redirected.

 

Is this possible and how can I do it?

 

Thanks!

Nat

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Sounds like you want a rewrite as opposed to a redirect.

 

try something like this:

 

>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^challenge your-actual-page.html [QSA,L]

 

 

This will rewrite challenge to your-actual-page.html but 'challenge' will remain in the address bar.

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That works very well! I've been wanting to do that for a while now. Thanks for this :wallbash:

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Sounds like you want a rewrite as opposed to a redirect.

 

try something like this:

 

>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^challenge your-actual-page.html [QSA,L]

 

 

This will rewrite challenge to your-actual-page.html but 'challenge' will remain in the address bar.

 

AWESOME! Works like a charm. Thank ye kind sir!

 

@BOXTURT... it's been a while! How ya doin?

Edited by webgyrl

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Sounds like you want a rewrite as opposed to a redirect.

 

try something like this:

 

>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^challenge your-actual-page.html [QSA,L]

 

 

This will rewrite challenge to your-actual-page.html but 'challenge' will remain in the address bar.

 

Uh-oh, not sure what happened, but when I ported my new site to root, this redirect stopped working.

 

The rule I have in htaccess is:

## Begin Rewrite Section

RewriteEngine on

RewriteRule ^challenge http://nataliebrown.ning.com/page/90-day-challenge [QSA,L]

## End Rewrite Section

 

I can send htaccess if you PM me your email addy. Some of the file is new as I switched from J1 to J1.5

 

Thanks for any help you can give!

Nat

Edited by webgyrl

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I'm fine Natalie, thanks for asking! :)

 

Glad to hear!

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Ok for now I found a way around it by creating a challenge folder with an index.html that has a meta refresh. Hope I can find out why the redirect stopped working!

Edited by webgyrl

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