Never having quite gotten the hang of .htaccess redirect requests, I’m hoping someone out there might be able to give me a hand with this.

I would like this…

…to map to this (though not wrapped onto multiple lines, obviously)…

Similarly, for multiple tags, this…

…should map to this (and so on, as more tags are added)…

Any ideas? Thanks much in advance!

iTunesMexican Women” by Throwing Muses from the album Just Say Yo (1988, 2:49).

7 thoughts on “Help: .htaccess redirects

  1. Ugh… I hate redirect rules… such a pain! I think this should do it:

    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^eclecticism/tags/(.*)$ /cgi-bin/mt/mt-tags.cig?blog_id=1&tags=$1

  2. Not yet, nope. I’ve tried putting those lines in the existing .htaccess at the root of my webspace, and in a new .htaccess under /eclecticism/, but still just get 404s when I try to go to /eclecticism/tags/anything. I’ll keep poking at it…

  3. I would try doing a redirect rather than a rewrite to see exactly what it’s trying to rewrite to. ie:

    RewriteRule ^eclecticism/tags/(.*)$ /cgi-bin/mt/mt-tags.cig?blog_id=1&tags=$1 [R,L]

    Good luck. I’ll break out the ‘mad rewrite-fu’ (as the kids call it these days) if you need—I’ve just eyeballed the rule and it looks ok but haven’t tested it.

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