I’m moving my website to Webflow, and as we’re totally changing the content of our blog, we’ve decided to move all our old articles to Medium. As Medium URL are a bit random, I’m manually entering every redirect.
Old website currently on https://ignition-program.com
My new website is currently https://ignition-program.webflow.io AND site.ignition-program.com for testing purpose (soon, it will replace my old website on https://ignition-program.com)
Old article : https://ignition-program.com/blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup/
New article : https://medium.com/@ignitionprogram/trois-questions-à-se-poser-pour-définir-le-job-de-ses-rêves-15c39fa2713
As people could arrive on /blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup?utm_source=blabla, /blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup/?referrer=blabla or anything, I want to set up a 301 redirect that matches /blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup[ANYTHING]
So I created this 301 redirect on my dashboard :
/blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup(.*) -> new article link
1/ It only works on webflow domain
https://ignition-program.webflow.io/blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup WORKS and redirects to the Medium
https://site.ignition-program.com/blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup DOESN’T WORK and returns a 404.
… which worries me a bit because eventually, I’m only interested in redirects from ignition-program.com/[path].
Is is about making ignition-program.com my default domain or is the problem heavier?
2/ The wildcard is not very wild
Except made for /blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup and /blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup/, nothing redirects me to Medium. How to “enlarge” the pattern to match all URL starting with /blog/conseils-trouver-job-reves-startup ?
Any ideas? We’re moving the website on Thursday morning, so I’m very open to testing things.