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Redirect WordPress if url contains a specific directory

14th February 2020

Wordpress - Miscellaneous

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This can be a tricky one!

Redirecting using .htaccess can be hit and miss at the best of times. If you want to redirect any url that contains a specific text without wordpress then that code snippet is here.
But add to that the nature of WordPress and cache it can be a nightmare.

But it seems I have found an effective way to redirect in WordPress.

If my URL’s are like below and I wanted to redirect any URL that contained the directory /dogs/ it would mean redirecting each page manually, if you had 1000 of these it would take ages!

http://aq.gthex.co.uk:10000/dogs/mycode/fun1
http://aq.gthex.co.uk:10000/dogs/mycode/fun2
http://aq.gthex.co.uk:10000/dogs/mycode/fun3

In wordpress the normal redirection plugin does not seem to do what is needed. I tried the regex code but it failed each time.
But what did work was the plugin SEO 301 Meta

Any time a url contains /dogs/ it will be redirected to / (the base domain)

seo redirect

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