Hopefully this will help me explain better…
Wildcards look great for 301’ing folders or categories like the example given:
/blog.php?category=music&post=beyonce will redirect to /blog/music/beyonce
/blog.php?category=travel&post=hawaii will redirect to /blog/travel/hawaii
/blog.php?category=food&post=pizza will redirect to /blog/food/pizza
However, every one of our current URLs are unique and in the root, so will be 301’d to a subsequent unique URL, such as:
/unique-url-1 will redirect to /collection-1/new-url-name
/unique-url-2 will redirect to /collection-1/new-url-name-2
/unique-url-3 will redirect to /collection-2/new-url-name-9
There isn’t any given pattern that I could bunch our existing URLs in to, but like I said we do have the old Vs new list.
Is it possible to upload a redirect file of sorts direct with the domain provider instead?