Seo Redirect in WordPress Using Regular Expressions in .htaccess

We just had a client who wanted to redirect old pages leading to custom post types to new links, using the same slug.

In our case, we wanted “www.currentsite.com/groups/bla-bla” to be redirected to “www.othersite.com/groups/bla-bla”.

Of course we’ll be using regular expressions and after a bunch of trials, we get it to work.

The line that does the magic is “RewriteRule groups/(.*) https://www.newsite.com/groups/$1 [R=301,L]”.

See an example of a .htaccess file below:

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteRule groups/(.*) https://www.newsite.com/groups/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

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