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I wish I would have set up the permalink structure here properly months ago when I started blogging. Now I want to change it, but if I am not careful in doing so, I’m effectively losing any external links to my posts, particularly those the search engines have linked to.
What I mean is, I want to go from this:
without making the first link ineffective.
I know this can be accomplished via
mod_rewrite, but I’m by no means savvy enough to figure it out. I’ve experimented, I’ve read all about regular expressions, but I have as of yet been unsuccessful at wrapping my mind around the concepts involved.
I do know that I need to rewrite
/number/number/number/text-numbers-hyphens/ to simply
Seems simple enough, but for all its wonder,
mod_rewrite is strange voodoo.
Anyone reading this skilled enough to lend me a hand? I asked on the WordPress support board, but I did so noting that several other users with similar questions haven’t received any real help in ten or more months. Needless to say, I’m not holding my breath either.