All right, call me stupid... and extremely frustrated.
I am attempting to use the "Redirection" plug in to mask affiliate links on my blog.
I have tried just about every configuration I can think of, putting for the SOURCE URL what I want visitors to see for the link, and for TARGET what I want the actual, affiliate link to be. However, when they click on the link I want them to see, it sends them to an "Ooops, not found" page.
Please, I could use a VERY simple, stet by step guide to setting up Redirection properly, so that affiliate links are not visible, including the correct settings for:
type of URL setting
type of Action setting
should regular expression be checked?
Also, do I need to create a name for the link I want visitors to see? I did try this, putting it as the Source link, and the Target link my affiliate link, but it only went to the "Ooops, not found" page, despite changing the settings configuration several times.
My guess is that I am very close to getting it to work, as with the above config., the link shows the link name I made up (which includes my site URL) BUT it simply doesn't pull up the actual affiliate page I am setting as the Target link.
All assistance is much appreciated.