How do I redirect my subdomains to a new domain altogether?

I have a domain set up as a multisite: http://freefloorvideo.com This website uses WordPress.

I use subdirectories as in freefloorvideo.com/1a and freefloorvideo/2a.

I want to redirect these subdirectory websites to new domain.

For example: freefloorvideo.com/1a should redirect to http://freefloorvideo1.com and freefloorvideo/2a should redirect to http://freefloorvideo2.com.

I tried using two WordPress plugins, Eggplant 301 Redirects and Source Redirect Site (one at a time, of course). Neither did anything.

How can I redirect my subdirectory domains to an entirely new domain without showing any content at all from the old subdirectory domain?

Thanks for your assistance.

  • David
    • Flash Drive

    Hi Tom,

    I’m not sure I understand your question.

    These are my actual domains:

    http://freefloorvideo.com/1a

    http://freefloorvideo.com/2a

    http://freefloorvideo.com/3a

    Each of them only has the home page with an optin form and a second

    page, in case they need more info, and the optin form again. This is it.

    The problem is, I use a lot of printed sales materials with printed urls.

    People are not typing in the /1a or /2a or /3a. They are only going to

    the root domain where I used to have the same video. Now it is an

    “Oooops” message telling them to complete the url in the url bar.

    People are in too much of a hurry to do it though.

    So, I am having a tough time tracking the results of my sales pitches.

    I’m switching over to new domains instead of a multisite, but I still

    have a lot of materials sent out. I don’t want to lose any late comers.

    I want http://freefloorvideo.com/1a which is a multisite subdirectory

    domain to redirect to a new domain now, http://freefloorvideo1.com

    and

    I want http://freefloorvideo.com/2a which is a multisite subdirectory

    domain to redirect to a new domain now, http://freefloorvideo2.com

    and

    I want http://freefloorvideo.com/3a which is a multisite subdirectory

    domain to redirect to a new domain now, http://freefloorvideo3.com

    I even tried using cPanel’s “Redirects” feature. I set all three up to

    these redirects (/3a was already being successfully redirected using

    this feature to an OfficeAuto Pilot sales subdomain, but I deleted this

    redirect before I reset it to http://freefloorvideo3.com.)

    I hope this better explains what it is I need to accomplish.

    Thanks for your quick response!

    Have Fun,

    David

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there.

    So, you want to move from multisite to single sites. So each install has it’s own domain.

    If that’s the case you could still use multisite and then use domain mapping:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/domain-mapping/

    You map the domain so that http://freefloorvideo.com/1a loads http://freefloorvideo1.com

    It will be done automatically and requires no htaccess redirects.

    If you’re absolutely sure you want separate sites, then a htaccess 301 should work fine. If it’s not then you’d be best to ask your host. They could have something affecting this in their setup, it is Apache, right?

    The htaccess should have something like this:

    Redirect 301 /1a http://freefloorvideo1.com
    Redirect 301 /2a http://freefloorvideo2.com

    Depending on host depends on how they set their servers up. I’ve seen some really odd setups, and would need to know more about your setup.

    Cheers.

  • David
    • Flash Drive

    Hi Timothy,

    Your advise WORKED!

    Thank you very much!

    I had looked at the domain-mapping plugin, but I didn’t think it worked in the direction I wanted to go. In other words, what I got out of the description for the plugin on the WPMU Dev site was it worked for redirecting mysite.com to a subdomain inside my multisite, for example: mysite.multisite.com.

    I needed to go the other way, from the subdirectory site to a stand-alone.com site.

    Anyway, I was confused and lost and all alone.

    Thanks for coming to my rescue!

    All the best!

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Excellent, glad that worked for you :slight_smile:

    what I got out of the description for the plugin on the WPMU Dev site was it worked for redirecting mysite.com to a subdomain inside my multisite, for example: mysite.multisite.com.

    I needed to go the other way, from the subdirectory site to a stand-alone.com site.

    It works the way you want. :slight_smile:

    So if you had:

    domain.com/1a then becomes domain1a.dom

    It essentially masks the sub site url with your extra domain.

    Anyway, all sorted now. :slight_smile:

    Take care.

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