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Making sense of the 404 error logs (5 posts)

  1. webexplosion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been using the Redirection plugin for about three days and regularly manage the links that need to be redirected. What I'm discovering is that the 404 logs capture both fresh 404 errors and also older ones that have already been redirected. For practical purposes, how do I distinguish the old from the new without having to click on each link?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

  2. FolioVision
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello John and webexplosion,

    I'm noticing similar problem. I open the 404 log and I have URL like:

    http://www.example.com/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redirection.php&sub=log&module=3

    The first item in the log is 2 weeks old, which is strange.

    Then I click a number in the page navigation and I get to this URL. Clearly it forgets the module argument in the URL:

    http://www.example.com/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redirection.php&sub=log&curpage=2

    The correct URL would be with the module=3 in the URL, like this

    http://www.example.com/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redirection.php&sub=log&module=3&curpage=2

    This way I'm able to get to the newest log entries, which show up on last page (strange, the newest items always were at the top of the list before):

    www.example.com/wp-admin/tools.php?page=redirection.php&sub=log&module=3&curpage=577

    We haven't noticed this before, this must be a problem of the 2.2.13 version.

    I installed 2.2.12 and I was getting URLs like this when opening the log (very strange):

    http://www.example.com/wp-admin/redirection?page=redirection.php&sub=log&module=3

    The version 2.2.10 works alright, the log is paging as it should be.

    Thanks,
    Martin

  3. webexplosion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Martin,

    I appreciate you sharing your challenge and will go ahead and install the version 2.2.10 that you mentioned to see if that helps.

    Regards,
    Sharon

  4. webexplosion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I have found a solution to my problem. In the Options section, you can uncheck the setting to log actual redirects. I'm hoping that this will address the clutter of having to sift through 50+ pages of data on a daily basis. I have left the option to log 404 not found requests unchanged.

  5. Lanod
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I used Google Analytics to discover my 404s.

    Select the all pages view and filter by /404

    It's interesting because it also gives you the source of the referral.

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