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I changed my Drupal 6 website tag structure and got a new URL however old URLs are indexed in Google and are generating 404 errors.

My old URLs are

www.mydomain.com/topics/12345/widget
www.mydomain.com/topics/5783/widget2

numeral - 12345 in this URL was tag no in the database

new URL structure is

www.mydomain.com/topics/widget
www.mydomain.com/topics/widget2


Now I wish to create a redirect so that

mydomain.com/topics/12345/widget

goes to

www.mydomain.com/topics/widget 

and remove the random numeral nos in URL.. How to do it?

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You can use Path Redirect module. Module page says -

This module allows you to specify a redirect from one path to another path or an external URL, using any HTTP redirect status.

As I see you are talking about taxonomy terms, so alternatively you can use Taxonomy Redirect.

This module allows the administrator to change the destination of Taxonomy Term links.

  • The module can now handle redirections at the term level.
  • You can specify a replacement character for spaces and + characters.
  • You can specify a list of characters or strings to remove from the path
  • You can enter php code that will create your path at runtime (In 5.x-1.3, variables for term ID ($tid) and term name ($tname) are available to use in your php code).
  • other than this is there any htaccess redirect also possible? – Deepblue Aug 18 '13 at 5:50
  • You can look into documentation for .htaccess redirect at drupal.org/node/38960 – RajeevK Aug 18 '13 at 5:52
  • can u give specific example as what to do as i am a newbie and cant figure out – Deepblue Aug 19 '13 at 3:23
  • @Deepblue You can through the documentation of drupal.org/project/path_redirect. It's pretty much self-explanatory.. – RajeevK Aug 19 '13 at 3:39

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