I'm trying to create some 301 redirects from an old Joomla site to a new EE site. As you may know, Joomla URLs look something like this;


This is obviously hitting EE's index.php. I have tried using Detour Pro but all that happens is when you hit the URL above, it just removes the index.php so i'm wondering if there is a way around this?


  • Can you give us the example of what the intended ee url would be to match the joomla one?
    – AllInOne
    Sep 8, 2014 at 21:59

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I actually figured this out by adding the following to my .htaccess;

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=128$
RewriteRule ^(.*) /map? [L,R=301]
  • If you're crafty, you can create some more global .htaccess rules to grab URLs for a certain form and point them to others of a certain form.
    – 4midori
    Apr 8, 2015 at 16:53

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