forward domain name to particular page?

by v3nt   Last Updated May 18, 2019 10:08 AM

I;ve got a doman alias setup for one of my Wordpress sites and i'm trying to forward that particular domain to a page.

The 2 domains are -

www.alias.com www.actual.com When people use the www.alias.com domain i want them to be forwarded to www.alias.com/content/

I've tried several things with the htaccess file but i think Worpdress may be ignoring the redirects or i've got it completely wrong!

ie

Redirect 301 www.alias.com http://www.alias.com/content/

# and
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.alias.com
RewriteRule (.*)$ http://www.alias.com/content/ [R=301,L]

best, Dc



Answers 2


First off -- does your server allow overrides in .htaccess files? If not, you need to get that turned on. My server has AllowOverride All set in its config file, which then allows my .htaccess rules to function.

Does alias.com point to the same directory as actual.com? If not, then you need to put a .htaccess file in the alias.com root.

Also, if I understand your requirements correctly, the .htaccess file for alias.com needs to contain this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.alias.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.actual.com/content/ [R=301,L]

References

Apache's Config File & URL Rewriting docs

I also have a mod_rewrite from http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/ but that site seems to be down now.

Pat J
Pat J
May 21, 2013 15:26 PM

Thx for this. How would this looklike if I have https and 3 different points?

https://www.main.com (Base)
https://www.main.at -> https://www.main.com/at
https://www.main.de -> https://www.main.com/de

Thx and best regards,
Leon

Leon
Leon
May 18, 2019 09:33 AM

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