301 redirects and img src

Hi guys,

Is it possible to have a 301 redirect that works for calling images on a site?

Right now, all of my pages are php-coded to look for images in /files/ but that’s moving to /wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/.

They aren’t img src’s with the full path - it’s all Wordpress php calls to display the image. So no search-and-replace options.

I was trying to do something like this…

/files/(.*) to /wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/$1

But it didn’t seem to do anything to the image paths.

Is there a way to accomplish this?


mod_rewrite (and mod_alias - okay, everything) works on all files.

The “better way to accomplish this” is to use mod_alias’s Redirect:

Redirect 301 /files/ /up-content/blogs.dir/1/files/

That’s precisely what mod_alias was designed to do and, because it’s part of the Apache core, it’s much faster than mod_rewrite.



Thanks DK. Much appreciated. Works like a charm.