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301 redirect / Canonical (6 posts)

  1. Paul Skip Brown
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    How can I remove redirects once established? - Is this a bug?

    Have searched but can't see it reported. I created a post and redirected it to a page via Yoast Advanced Tab (Canonical and 301 redirect). I wanted to remove the redirect so I went back to the Yoast Advanced tab and deleted the 2 fields and saved. There was no effect and so I went back to the post and entered the posts own URLs in the input boxes and now the post is trapped in a redirect loop.

    I checked my .htaccess file and there are no Yoast rules written there so I assume Yoast redirects are written elsewhere?

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  2. Paul Skip Brown
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I believe I resolved it. I had to add a space to the 301 redirect field - it wouldn't simply save the delete. Overwriting the redirect with an empty space seems to work. Does this sound right though?

  3. sunandwindfarm
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I just experienced the exact same problem. In searching for an answer I found your post here, so I tried what you tried and it worked for me. Apparently Yoast SEO won't overwrite an old 301 redirect unless you use an empty space in place of the redirect.

  4. TDRock
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thanks! This was exactly what I was looking for :-)

  5. johannaglas
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I encountered the same problem and it drove me nuts, until I found your post Paul, it is fixed and you saved my day (and my traffic!!!) THANKS!

  6. davidacardona
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    wow.. had the same problem and the blank space trick worked well

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