How do I do 301 redirects in TypePad?

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I want to move my blog from my WordPress installation to TypePad. However, I have a number of posts that are indexed well in the search engines and I don't want users who link there to get a 404 not found page. How do I redirect users who click on those old links to the right TypePad page?

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Nick O'Neill

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Hi Philip,

Let's see if I have this correct:
You have a blog at myblogdomain.com which you want to move to TypePad with domain mapping so it shows up at the same domain. You have a few posts on your old blog (myblogdomain.com/this_is_a_post.html, for example) which you'd like to redirect to the new TypePad link (myblogdomain.com/2008/06/this-is-a-post.html, for example).

The easiest way to accomplish this is to use the TypePad file manager to create html files at the locations of your old posts with meta redirect tags that point to the new location. You'd have to create a new html file for each post url you want to redirect.

According to this site, both google and yahoo will accept a meta redirect with zero delay as equivalent to a 301 redirect, which will make sure that these search engines follow your links to their new (hopefully permanent!) locations on your TypePad blog.

I've glossed over a lot of the details here, so please let me know if this is sufficient or if you need some additional help!

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"If you have the chance to do 301 redirects don’t mess with the meta refresh. Utilize this method only when there’s absolutely no other chance."

Directly from the article Nick linked to.

Sorry I don't have an answer for how to set up the 301... yet. I'm searching for it now and I think in Typepad, setting up an .htaccess file for the 301 might be possible.

Here's a good article that I'm following to try it on TypePad:
http://www.stevenhargrove.com/redirec...

maruthi

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Hey even I am also looking for 301 redirect in typepad...I dont think typepad will support .htaccess file. Actually I want to put redirect for one blog in typ pad to another blog hosted in the type pad itself. How can I acheive this?

Shauna

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I have this issue and I'm importing a Movable Type blog to typepad with over 1000 entries. The MT blog entries have PHP extensions... so the only solution is to manually create HTML pages for all of these?

outsidesupply

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A 301 redirect table would be better....

Brianna, Official Rep

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Hi Philip,

TypePad doesn't support 301 Redirects at this time, though we appreciate your letting us know how important this is to you. Instead, if the old blog exists on your own server, you may want to try and set a 301 redirect on your server to point to your TypePad blog. I'm not certain of the code needed to forward a WordPress blog to TypePad in this manner, but I hope this helps to set you on the right path.

emorling

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Please see my comment below.

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Yes, I am curious if we can do any kind of redirects. We wanted to change the name of a blog, but keep the old links active.

Thanks

Kymberlie, Official Rep

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Hi there,

Thanks for contacting us.

If you want to change just the name of the blog, you can do that on the Settings tab. We have more information on this here.

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, the best thing to do is to open a help ticket within TypePad by clicking the Help link in the top navigation.

Thanks,
Kymberlie

patrick

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Hi there , what is the actually process for redirect, in the Moment?

couture.freak

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We used CrushLabs.com to handle our TypePad Conversion and 301 redirects. They were great!

Casey Schorr

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I wish typepad had 301 redirect support, similar to how squarespace implemented it. It would be a huge help for a 4+ year TypePad customer.

emorling

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Ok, Brianna. 3 years has passed now, surely you have had time to install the precious 301 based on the feedback you have received?

Sean Berger

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I would like the ability to add an .htaccess file to the file manager so we can --- according to Google's recommended best practices --- migrate all (old) posts to new URL patterns. We're staying on Typepad, but we need the ability to update our 7+ year old URL design.

Colleen, Typepad Community & Support

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You can upload the htaccess file but we can't make guarantees about it working. We apologize for that. How many redirects are you looking to do?