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I was using this WordPress permalink string.

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

but now I want to change it to, and redirect all old URLs to new URLs

/?p=65

Sample old URL is:

http://www.example.com/dead-hahaha_bruhhh.html

The new URL will be:

http://www.example.com/?p=123

My .htaccess file is currently using default WordPress vars. How can I 301 redirect all my old URLs to new URLs?

I tried to use this, but it's not working.

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  • The "WordPress permalink string" which you say you were using does not match the "sample old URL" you have given? "I tried to use this" - You tried to use what?
    – MrWhite
    Aug 29, 2017 at 19:06

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Just choose Plain permalink settings on /wp-admin/options-permalink.php page. Wordoress would auto redirect all posts.

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    It should be pointed out that when changing permalink structure, the redirect that happens is basically a guess using a LIKE query on the slug. There are cases where you will end up getting redirected to the wrong post.
    – Milo
    Aug 29, 2017 at 19:05
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Use the below snippet that's for another question that i have already respond:

https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/417549/143910

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  • I think that does the opposite of what this question is asking?
    – Rup
    Jul 19, 2023 at 14:42

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