how to rewrite folder name in url to another name

I am wondering wether it’s possible to use Apaches .htaccess to rewrite a folder name – using a WordPress function.

Lets say I have a url like:

http://example.com/folder1/folder2/page.php

Now I want to rewrite the url to (for example)

http://example.com/testing/folder2/page.php

The folder1 is an existing url. How can I change it to testing?

The following I found “somewhere in the internet”:

<IfModule mod_alias.c>
    RedirectMatch 301 /testing/folder2/(.*) /folder1/folder2/$1
</IfModule>

I need it as a PHP function to use it in WordPress.

Answer

You can do rewrites in wordpress by using the add_rewrite_rule() function.

Please see:
https://codex.wordpress.org/Rewrite_API/add_rewrite_rule

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