301 Redirect issue

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  1. majestry

    majestry Junior Member

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    I have an old site that I started but never really finished that I made on a terrible domain years ago (a .info). It is still a great niche, and I have a very good new domain that I will be using now to build it out. They're both built on wordpress. The problem I have is I have 301 redirects setup on a page-to-page basis, but they don't work. My redirects look like

    redirect 301 /old-page-name http://www.newsite.com/new-page-name/

    Instead of redirecting to http://www.newsite.com/new-page-name/ it tries to redirect to http://www.newsite.comnew-page-name/ which obviously fails. I can't seem to find any information anywhere on why this happens. I assume I am doing something basic wrong. There are no rewrite conditions at the beginning of my htaccess file, just a list of 301 redirects. For the record, ONE of the page to page redirects works... the root.

    redirect 301 / http://www.newsitename.com works just fine.

    Thoughts?