Setting up multiple redirect rules


I need to setup multiple redirect rules and couldn’t find a clear instruction here or elsewhere.

1/Recently, I placed the following redirects.

RewriteRule ^subsite2/(.*) ^/$1? [R,L]
RewriteRule ^blog/(.*) ^/$1? [R,L]

2/Now, I want to add a new rule to redirect the uploads from subsite2 to the main site.

Since WordPress is installed in its own directory, the image urls of the main site are (Should it be like that?)

Therefore, I need to redirect images urls from subsite2 to the main site.

I think I can use this to do that:

RewriteRule ^subsite2/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/(.*) ^subdirectory/wp-content/uploads/$1? [R,L]

However, that would conflict with the RewriteRule above (on number 1) which redirect all urls preceeded by /subsite2/. Right?

How can I setup multipl rules?

To redirect:

domain.comsubsite2/yyyy/mm/dd/post-name/ to…. to…`

Thanks in advance.

  • Kasia Swiderska
    • Support nomad

    Hello Daniel,

    In rewrites orders means a lot, so you should first put redirect

    RewriteRule ^subsite2/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/(.*) ^subdirectory/wp-content/uploads/$1? [R,L]

    and then the less specific rule

    RewriteRule ^subsite2/(.*) ^/$1? [R,L]
    RewriteRule ^blog/(.*) ^/$1? [R,L]

    can you try this and let me know if this work for you?

    kind regards,


  • Nithin
    • Support Wizard

    Hi Daniel Berhane,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, were you able to resolve this issue? I’m not able to notice %5e when I tested the above rules in my system, maybe I’m missing something here.

    If you still have issues, I could check this with one of our .htaccess experts to see what’s being missed here. Please do let us know, have a nice day. :slight_smile:

    Best Regards,


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