I would like to redirect an entire WordPress sites (posts, pages, categories etc) from one sub directory (blog) to another (news) but excluding /wp-admin/ directory and the /wp-login.php file.

I have tried the following, but that obviously redirects the whole site.

RedirectMatch 301 /blog(.*) /news$1

How would I go about doing this?


1 Answer 1


You could try this:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wp-admin
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wp-login\.php(.*)$
RewriteRule ^blog/(.*)$ /news/$1 [R=301,NC,L]
  • 1
    Please edit your answer, and add an explanation: why could that solve the problem?
    – fuxia
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 22:35

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