0

I am trying to redirect Image Urls to a page. I have used 301 Redirection plugin, but that doesn't seem to work.

For ex : http://mywebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Contestant-11.jpg should redirect to mywebsite.com/page

I have used 'Link to' to 'Media File' in individual image settings since I am using Social gallery plugin and it needs images to be linked to 'Media File' (since it is a Lightbox social sharing plugin)

How can I redirect all the image URls to a page of my choice using htaccess?

  • You'll need a .htaccess rewrite to intercept the request - your link settings in WordPress only affect where the image links to, not the actual URL of the file! – TheDeadMedic Feb 14 '15 at 12:50
  • Does editing the .htaccess file in the wordpress installation do the job? – TheGuy Feb 14 '15 at 13:18
  • What do mean "in the WordPress installation"? – TheDeadMedic Feb 14 '15 at 13:20
  • There is a .htaccess file in the directory Wordpress is installed. – TheGuy Feb 14 '15 at 14:38
  • Yep, that's the one. – TheDeadMedic Feb 14 '15 at 15:19
1

You'll need to add a rewrite rule to your .htaccess:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !/wp-admin/ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^wp-content/uploads/.+?\.(jpe?g|png|gif|svg)$ /my-page [R=301,L]
</IfModule>

Add this after anything added by WordPress. You'll need to replace /my-page with the slug of the page you'd like to redirect to.

  • Thank you. That worked. But all the images on the website are broken and not being displayed. – TheGuy Feb 14 '15 at 15:58
  • Well yeah, because they redirect to the page. – TheDeadMedic Feb 14 '15 at 16:31
  • Thank you for your help. Is there any way to redirect individual images to 'my-page' instead of the folder itself. – TheGuy Feb 14 '15 at 16:35
  • 1
    Yes, just use Redirect /wp-content/uploads/file.jpg /page-to-redirect-to – TheDeadMedic Feb 14 '15 at 16:53
  • Thank you very much. The problem was solved. I have a pet contest website where users vote on pet photos. Users can also share the Pet photos on social networks. The problem until now was when a user shares a pet photo on Facebook, only the image was shared and not the page. So with your help, I managed to redirect the image to the pet contest page. But now, when the user shares a particular pet photo, the pet-contest page is being shared with the thumbnail of the first pet photo on the page. Can you kindly suggest a workaround for this problem. – TheGuy Feb 14 '15 at 17:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.