Redirecting Permalinks Challenge

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  • #1003437

    I recenlty moved my site from http://www.mynotetakingnerd.wordpress.com to mynotetakingnerd.com

    I did the redirect package and it worked for the majority of my posts.

    The issue is with Tags, Categories, and Pages.

    There is a different permalink structure for those and they are just going 404.

    Any way of fixing this or doing a redirect to one page for all tags, categories and pages?

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is mynotetakingnerd.com.

    #1003671

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, the permalink structure will need to match in order for the redirect to work, so you’ll have to adjust that on mynotetakingnerd.com.

    From the looks of it, you should set the redirect for mynotetakingnerd.com/blog

    #1003672

    Thanks for this.

    It does transfer anything with the /blog

    However the tags and categories over here at the old blog are all /category or /tag…

    So I’m guessing I’ll just lose those?

    #1003673

    Thanks again by the way

    #1003674

    macmanx
    Staff

    At Settings -> Permalinks in the new blog, make sure that Category and Tag base are empty and that you have selected “Day and name” for your permalink structure.

    #1003675

    The problem MacMan is that I’ve actually been at the “new” blog for a long time. So the content is structured as %postname% already.

    I can’t change it or i’ll lose everything that’s there.

    So if there isn’t a way around that I assume I just lose the categories and pages at the old blog? is that correct?

    #1003676

    macmanx
    Staff

    There is no way around it, Site Redirect only works with the same permalink structure.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

    If you’d like, I can cancel and refund the upgrade, but at the very least it’s still redirecting the main site.

    #1003677

    No..it’s redirecting almost all my 400 blog post which is a good thing. So don’t cancel.

    I was just hoping to not have all those dead links out there.

    Alright thank you for your effort and time.

    You’ve succeeded as of now with your “name”.

    I’m Happy! :)

    P.S. just so i’m clear the old blog at mynotetakingnerd.wordpress.com subscribers are not going to the new site correct?

    #1003684

    macmanx
    Staff

    Email subscribers for mynotetakingnerd.wordpress.com were transferred to mynotetakingnerd.com/blog.

    WordPress.com Reader subscribers for mynotetakingnerd.wordpress.com were left as is, because the WordPress.com Reader only supports WordPress.com blogs.

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