CafeTemplates.com Closed

CafeTemplates.com is closed. The WordPress articles have been updated and added to this site. You can see them in the WordPress category.

I originally purchased the cafetemplates.com domain to create a site where I would release templates/themes for Cafepress. Creating themes takes quite a bit of time and I think I only released a couple of them. I also used that domain to play around with content management systems like Drupal and Joomla. This was back before WordPress was really just  a blogging platform. Most recently, I used cafetemplates.com as a WordPress for beginners type thing but I never really had the time to add content so it lay dormant for year or more.

Well, as a part of cleaning up and consolidating my websites I have officially closed the site down and I set up a general redirect to this page.

How do you set up a site wide redirect? It’s very easy. Just create a file called .htaccess and add the following line of code:

Redirect 301 / http://YOURNEWSITE.com/

Of course you need to replace YOURNEWSITE.com with the url of the site you want it directed to.

I used a slightly different bit of code to redirect every page on cafetemplates.com to this page on deadhippo.com

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^.*$ https://www.deadhippo.com/2011/12/17/cafetemplates-com-closed/ [L,R=301]

You need to be careful when editing your .htaccess file if you already have one as they can stop functioning just because their is a space in the wrong place. I recommend just changing the file name from .htacess to .htaccess_old so that if you change your mind and want to use use your site again you can just delete the new file and rename the original file.

Then upload the .htaccess file to the root directory of your old site. The same directory as your index file.

Download: Sample .htaccess file for 301 redirect

If you are interested in purchasing the domain please contact me with an offer. I think the domain has built-in SEO for hosting restaurant/cafe, menu templates.

1 Comment

  1. Wow, that does seem rather simple. I’m definitely adding this one to my project blog. 301 redirects made easy!

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