[svlug] gotten myself in trouble with permalinks,

Kellner, Peter Peter at PeterKellner.net
Sat Mar 25 23:51:47 PST 2006

It's an apache server but it's hosted at DreamHost.com so I don't think
I have much control.  I only have about 10 links to do.  Is there any
way to do them by hand?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Tin Le [mailto:tin at le.org] 
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2006 10:46 PM
To: Kellner, Peter
Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
Subject: Re: [svlug] gotten myself in trouble with permalinks,

> I use wordpress 2. for my blog and want (have to) change my directory
> structure.  Currently, when anyone references a blog posting they do
> with something like:
> http://peterkellner.net/?p=23
> Currently wordpress is setup so that wordpress is in the
> peterkellner.net/wp directory but I have the options set to tell it
> homoe of my blog is peterkellner.net.
> The problem is, when I change it, the link becomes
> http://peterkellner.net/wp/?p=23.  I don't really care about the extra
> wp but my problem is I have lots of people who have linked to the
> original name.
> My question is, I'm hoping there is some unix wizardry that I can do
> such that when people press the original one, they get redirected to
> new link. (which may have a completely different name, not just an
> wp in there).
> Wordpress does lots with my .htaccess file and all looks like greek to
> me.

If you are running your own Apache server and can make changes to
httpd.conf, mod_rewrite is your friend.

Turn it on.

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

Then the following rule should do it.

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^peterkellner.net$
    RewriteRule ^/wp/(.*) http://peterkellner.net/$1 [R,L]

Then service httpd reload to reread httpd.conf

Tin Le
Tin Le - tin at le.org
Firewall and Security Consulting

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