Custom .htaccess with wordpress.com?

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  • #552539

    jeffcovey
    Member

    I migrated my personal homebrew website to WordPress and have been running it on my own server. I’d like to move it (and its domain) to wordpress.com. I have a large number of 301 redirects in my .htaccess file, pointing URLs from my old site to their current locations in my WordPress site (and other places I’ve moved things, like Flickr), and I’d like to leave them in place for a time while Google, et al. catch up.

    Is it possible to edit the .htaccess file for a wp.com-hosted domain, or is there another solution for this problem?

    I’m sorry if this is already covered somewhere, I wasn’t able to finding it in the wp.com documentation or forums.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    #552700

    No it is not possible to edit the .htaccess file here. In fact, I think there is just one master .htaccess file for the entire site.

    #552748

    airodyssey
    Member

    I migrated my personal homebrew website to WordPress and have been running it on my own server.

    If you are using a self-hosted WordPress.ORG blog, you are asking on the wrong forum…
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/7-things-to-know-before-posting-in-wordpresscom-forums?replies=1

    #552757

    @airodyssey,

    I’d like to move it (and its domain) to wordpress.com

    #552759

    airodyssey
    Member

    @TSP: *facepalm*

    #552760

    Heh, yeah, I have a permanent imprint of my palm on my forehead.

    #552960

    jeffcovey
    Member

    Great, thanks for the information. Do you have any ideas about the second part of my question? Is there a WordPress way of doing what I need to do?

    Sincerely,
    Jeff

    #552961

    I can’t think of anyway to do this here at wordpress.COM. There simply isn’t any way to create a redirect table.

    #552977

    markel
    Staff

    It is not possible to edit .htaccess or to enter any custom redirects on WordPress.com.

    #552979

    auxclass
    Member

    your only chance is to “age” the redirects on your own site until the search engines fix all their links – I moved my site onto WordPress.com a few months ago and Google drug up the old pages with the old directory structure and I am now stomping out Crawl Errors every few days – more errors than Posts since my old site was in site/wordpress/

    #553008

    jeffcovey
    Member

    Ok, I guess I’ll just leave it where it is for now and revisit buying a wp.com account later.

    Thanks!

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