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[resolved] Does this plugin avoid 301 redirects? (3 posts)

  1. broadway12345
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am new to WordPress (I don't even have a site yet).
    I plan to transfer an existing static site to WordPress. Your plugin seems to provide a solution for preserving my URL structure from old to new site.

    My question is, how does this plugin work? Or more to my concern, is a 301 redirect involved?

    When http://www.example.com/home.htm is requested by a browser, does this plugin make a change in the .htaccess file where a 301 redirect is performed or are the changes internal to WordPress and WordPress actually recognizes the page home.htm as existing?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-page-extension/

  2. broadway12345
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed this plugin, activated it and created a sample page.
    It worked as advertised.
    I then looked in the .htaccess files of the website. (in both the root and wp subdirectory)
    I saw no mention of any 301 redirects in either.

    For adding an extension to a Page, some people in the WordPress forms suggested a solution where a line in your .htaccess file (using wildcard notation) could be created to generically do a 301 for all pages. But since 301's leak at least a little bit of link juice, this plugin seems the better solution.

    I'm new at this, so if someone has a different opinion I would like to hear it.

  3. broadway12345
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Resolved

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