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Root "/" 404's and Google Webmaster Tool Crawl Errors (4 posts)

  1. wpaholic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First thank you for this plugin! Working great. A couple questions:
    1. I have a lot of crawl 404 errors in my Google Webmaster Tools - will this fix the issue for the crawling or does it just fix the link for humans, not bots?

    2.I have a bulk of my hits for 404 errors at the root "/". The automatic redirect is sending this traffic to a post 6 months old, skipping over dozens of newer posts. Is it looking at link text to guess this or how is it making that guess? Secondly, why would "/" show a 404 error if that is just my homepage?

    3. I assume if I deactive the plugin all the redirects will stop and cause 404 errors again, yes?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/404-redirected/

  2. enquirer32
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a bulk of my hits for 404 errors at the root "/". The automatic redirect is sending this traffic to a post 6 months old, skipping over dozens of newer posts. Is it looking at link text to guess this or how is it making that guess? Secondly, why would "/" show a 404 error if that is just my homepage?

    Did you ever work this out? Would appreciate some help on this too? Thx.

  3. Mohammed Mazhar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey you can create redirects without a plugin as well, read http://bornvirtual.com/wordpress/redirect-404-error-in-wordpress/906/ for more details and also, if you 404-redirects are for humans and for bots as well. and for '/' error have u edited your .htaccess file for www or non www canonical for your domain Name??

  4. rrolfe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The root 404 errors are likely a bug due to the plugin not taking query strings into account. I have fixed this in version 1.3.

    1.3 should be out later today or tomorrow.

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