How to Redirect Archives to Pages in WordPress

Changing your permalink structure on WordPress is non-trivial. It can break your site, orphan your content, and do murder to your SEO.

I have a heap of very old links from Lifehacker and other domains that point to content on my old domain, when I was using an old permalink structure. So I needed to be able to handled those incoming links which are now pointed to my new domain and new permalink structure.

Here’s the code for redirecting /archives/416/ to

location ~ /archives/(.*) {
rewrite ^/archives/(.*)$$1 permanent;

Now we wait to see if Google likes these links coming back alive…

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