.htaccess 301 redirect of single page


Question

After a site redesign, I've got a couple of pages that need to be redirected. Everything is staying on the same domain, just a couple of things have been reorganised and/or renamed. They are of the form:

/contact.php

is now:

/contact-us.php

Using the .htaccess file, I've added this line, which is the one I find recommended most:

RedirectMatch 301 /contact.php /contact-us.php

This is mostly fine - it does the job - the problem is, it also redirects:

  • /team1/contact.php
  • /non-existant-folder/contact.php

Is there a way of specifying that I only want to redirect the contact.php in the root?

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55
6/4/2012 5:55:26 AM

Accepted Answer

RedirectMatch uses a regular expression that is matched against the URL path. And your regular expression /contact.php just means any URL path that contains /contact.php but not just any URL path that is exactly /contact.php. So use the anchors for the start and end of the string (^ and $):

RedirectMatch 301 ^/contact\.php$ /contact-us.php
83
9/14/2009 11:59:36 AM

This should do it

RedirectPermanent /contact.php /contact-us.php 

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