Creates automatic redirects for 404 traffic and page suggestions when matches are not found providing better service to your web visitors.
After trying other 301 redirect plugins and being unsatisfied, I found this one, and let me tell you, it does exactly what it says it does. With my the other plugins I tried, I still got 404 messages, even though it looked like I set up everything right. Now my old links are redirecting properly. Also, the 404 'catcher' is great and really does work. It logs what 404s were generated by old links to your site, and what the requested URL was so you can easily match them up to an updated page.
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thank you developer of this plugin!
it corrected many 404s,
again, Thank you!
this plugin have increased my visitors 1500 to 2000 daily by fixing and redirecting broken links. i need it
Instead of just being available to fix a few links, this plugin took control of my site and redirected every page to one random page on my site. This has been a REALLY bad day.
Indispensable plugin when changing themes with odd permalink post-types or just re-organizing pages.
i think some kind of filter options should be added in order to make it easy to find something, ignore something (e.g. some keywords) etc.
I love the plugin over all. It's super easy to use - much easier than doing manual redirects and much more graceful. The UI is pretty intuitive and well built as well.
It has one kind of glaring omission for the more experienced webmaster - the ability to omit particular URLS. It becomes an issue with any plugin that requires variables on the end of the url - or for custom UTM analytics campaigns. It permanently redirects them to a non-variable page url, effectively breaking the plugin and stopping your campaigns from being logged in analytics. I had to manually edit the script (see the support forums) to account for those.
So, I recently migrated all posts and products from Drupal to WordPress, while switching webhosts, but keeping same domain for my work's site: http://www.qbservices.net
This plugin is a godsend, because although our entire directory structure has now changed, I did migrate the posts. So I bring up the 404 redirector, it tells me which pages people are trying to get to and are receiving 404's. It redirects a lot of the traffic automatically (I haven't really looked at this closely yet to see if it is doing a good job of guessing). Otherwise, the ones that are still missing, I just click on and using a drop-down I can select the post it is trying for. Voila! Now future hits for that post or page will go to the right one.
What I think would be better: I go to the second tab, "Captured 404 URLs" and then I click twice on the "hits" column in order to see which pages are getting high numbers of bad hits. Obviously I want to fix the ones with highest traffic first. So, I edit the redirect... I want to head straight down the line and go from highest traffic on down... But, every time I create a redirect, then it reloads to the "Page Redirects" tab. Then I have to click on the second tab again, then click on hits twice again, then I am back where I want to be. I have to do this every time. I think it would be very useful if the main default page were the one with most important missed links, so you can fix them in a row, most important to least. Otherwise, it is like 3 or 4 clicks in between each edit.
Thanks for the great plugin though, it does the job!
would be perfect if you didn't need to edit your template's 404 page to insert the PHP code to do the auto-matic suggestions
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