Constantly we are having questions such as how can I redirect old sub folder to a new folder, or how can I redirect one folder to another. The only difference between these are the folder names that the poster is asking about i.e /old-shop/ to /new-shop or /wordpress/ to /joomla/.
My suggestion is that could we not have a catch all for commonly asked redirects for such situations, of course its impossible to have a catchall for all situations and this is by far not what I'm asking for.. As I feel that complex ones with removal of strings and so forth merit the question being posted. So my suggestion/question is for the most basic and common redirects using htaccess.
Question has been added here: What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects?. Will add some typical answers shortly.