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I have custom permalinks with this code

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

and now switching to another custom permalinks

%postname%.html

so obviously all my content is now 404 not found, in yoast redirect setting there are Correct Regular Expression Redirect options or I could use htaccess to redirect my old content

anyone can help me with the code or suggestion for redirecting via yoast or htacces ??

Thank you

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At the top of your .htaccess file, before your existing WordPress directives, you could do something like the following to redirect the old permalink:

RewriteRule ^\d{4}/\d\d/([\w-]+\.html)$ /$1 [R=301,L]

The RewriteRule pattern matches against the URL-path less the slash prefix.

\d{4}/ - matches the 4-digit year, followed by a slash.

\d\d/ - matches the 2-digit month number, followed by a slash.

([\w-]+\.html) - matches the postname and .html extension. The surrounding parentheses make this into a capturing group which is then referenced in the substitution string with the $1 backreference. [\w-] matches characters in the range a-z, A-Z, 0-9, _ (underscore) and - (hyphen). If your postname can contain any other characters then these will need to be added to this character class (although the hyphen must appear last).

Test with a 302 (temporary) redirect to avoid caching issues in case anything goes wrong. 301 (permanent) redirects are persistently cached by the browser by default.

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    Thank you ..works perfectly on the new URL and archive pages – kalkun Nov 17 '20 at 16:41

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