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Create redirect for legacy links
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From about 2009 to 2011, posts on the blog had the URL structure, which was later moved to , with a 302 redirect pointing to the new URL (see e.g. [1]).

Since there are still quite a few (now broken) links to the old URLS (e.g. [2], [3]), it seems worthwhile to reinstate that redirect.


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And for the record, below are the Apache (*not* Wordpress) redirection rules that were present on before the July 2014 relaunch (per Faidon on RT). We made a decision to drop the and domains; but is still redirecting (although no longer to the "technology" category, for technical reasons).

RewriteRule ^/blog/(.*)$1 [R]
RewriteRule ^/category/(.*)$1 [R]
RewriteRule ^/2014/07/29/wikimedia-foundation-now-accepts-bitcoin(.*) /2014/07/30/wikimedia-foundation-now-accepts-bitcoin$1 [R]

RewriteRule ^/feed/(.*)$1 [R=301]
RewriteRule ^/category/(.*)$1 [R=301]
RewriteRule ^/20(.*)$1 [R=301]
RewriteRule ^/wp-content/(.*)$1 [R=301]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
RewriteRule ^/$ [R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
RewriteRule ^/$ [R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
RewriteRule ^/$ [R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
RewriteRule ^/$ [R=301]

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@Krinkle: This does not seem to be about tech posts only (see T243407 for that), hence this sounds out of scope for Developer-Advocacy.
Might be WMF-Communications instead.