WordPress: Redirecting Old Tag URL to New Tag Location

by on October 8, 2008 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED October 8, 2008

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Recently, I had noticed lots of 404 error generated by my wordpress software. My old wordpress tag structure changed from:


As a result lots of error 404 was dumped into my log file. I wrote a small php code to get rid of the problem:

My tag301.php:

$newTagUrl='http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/tag/'.str_replace('_', '-', $_GET['r']);
movePage(301, $newTagUrl);

Finally, I updated my mod_rewrite (lighttpd rewrite engine) to redirect to new location:

 "^/tips/tag/(.*_.*)+$" => "/tag301.php?r=$1"

Code for movePage() is here.

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1 Sweta October 8, 2008 at 8:32 pm

A WordPress plugin that replies a 301 permanent redirect, if requested URI is different from entry’s (or archive’s) permalink. It is used to ensure that there is only one URL associated with each blog entry.


2 Davinder October 9, 2008 at 2:50 am

Nice info… bookmarked – just incase I think of changing URL structure :-)


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