I recently changed my site url from
the 4962 is contentid, articles and 1 just foldernames.
Can you please tell me what should i put in my htaccess redirect so that all old urls are 301 redirected to the new format.
i tried as follows
RedirectMatch 301 /articles/(.)/1/(.) http://www.sitename.com/articles/$1
But this only redirects to doc/articles/4962
and Google is showing this as 418 error.
Well you were close, but you failed to use your second capture which is important.
RedirectMatch 301 /articles/(.*)/1/(.*)/(.*).html http://www.sitename.com/articles/$1/$2.html
Thank you so much. it worked.