Simple middleware to complement the built in redirect middleware app. Add this after the contrib.redirect middleware - this will be fired if a 404 is triggered and the contrib.redirect fails to find a suitable redirect.
Useful if you want to add the redirects into the DB - and/or don't have access to the .htaccess script or whatever HTTP server based redirect machinery your site runs off.
You simply add in regex 'old_path' and 'new_path' entries into the same redirect app, but this will try to do a regex find and replace - i.e.
r = new Redirect() r.old_path = '/my/test/path/([a-z]+)/with/regex/' r.new_path = '/my/result/path/$1/with/regex/' r.save()
this will convert:
also works with query strings:
old_path = '/index.php/\?section=([a-z]+)'
need to add in the forward slash if ADD_SLASHES = True in your settings, and escape the question mark.
new_path = '/section/$1/'
converts the url to '/section/products/'
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from django.contrib.redirects.models import Redirect from django import http from django.conf import settings import re class RegExRedirectFallbackMiddleware(object): def process_response(self, request, response): if response.status_code != 404: return response # No need to check for a redirect for non-404 responses. path = request.get_full_path() redirects = Redirect.objects.filter(site__id__exact=settings.SITE_ID) for r in redirects: try: old_path = re.compile(r.old_path, re.IGNORECASE) except re.error: # old_path does not compile into regex, ignore it and move on to the next one continue if re.match(r.old_path, path): new_path = r.new_path.replace('$', '\\') replaced_path = re.sub(old_path, new_path, path) return http.HttpResponsePermanentRedirect(replaced_path) # Return the response. return response
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