Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
My site has about 400 404s. Every time I use the plugin, I get through about 15 or so. Then it sort of "freezes." And then my website goes down for about 10 minutes...The whole page goes white and there is a small message in the top left that reads "error." http://www.51blocks.com.
I'm an SEO specialist and I use the plugin on many clients websites...it's only on my website that this happens, but I'm not of the cause.
If I have to change a url of something in my WordPress website then it's good to know that this plugin has your back.
If Google Webmaster tools subsequently comes back and says it still cant find something then I do edit my .htaccess file directly for specific 301 redirect.
TOP TIP: Most browsers, once they have redirected incorrectly once - need all their data cache deleting in order for the working 301 redirect to work. I had a nightmare trying to fix 301s in Chrome until I figured this out!!!
I needed to redirect from an old blog structure (posts ending in php) to a new (posts as directories). This worked great for that using a regular expression, when all my efforts at modifying .htaccess failed.
However, there's a "delete everything" button at the bottom of the options page that's the same color as "update" a little above it and doesn't pop up any warnings (unlike deleting redirects individually from the main page), which I found out the hard way. Fortunately I only had a few redirects to recreate, but that really deserves more of a warning to the user.
I've tested over 10 plugins and this one working much better.
At the beginning i had a problem with Apache and the other stuff like .htaccess
It is a bit complicated to find how you can redirect anything you write after your old url/ to same destination in new url/
Finally that was very easy: Just select WordPress in Group
This is a particularly interesting plugin -- we use it to track "fake" landing page URLs and introduce redirects for slugs like /mytracker
That way we have a way to track specific links inbound and on site for particular campaigns. You can even use a redirect to a media file to see how often certain images load. The groups feature is also useful to aggregate trackers under 1 name.
Only 4 stars due to 1 issue: redirects to the mailto: url seem to strip out the @ sign creating a malformed new email header.
Otherwise really great - I hope it keeps getting maintained or just becomes part of core -- it's that important.
Just started using it and it seems to work a treat. I am using it to redirect some searches to their equivalent tags to save resources and to prevent timeouts.
Navigation is a little confusing.
You need some education on regular expressions at the beginning. After that you can customize your permalinks.
Thanks for the plugin. Worked well when I wanted to change the permalinks of a few blog posts but have social media and links still work.
Great plugin, redirect things easily, it also record modified post redirection so we can edit it when we make mistakes.
Drawback, it records too much data, and the delete links is so small i have a hard time finding it. It should be red and bold and big because deleting redirection is an important feature for redirection plugin.
This plugin is better than pretty link though, because you don't have to scroll a lot to find links.
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