This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

404 Redirection


This simple plugin permanently redirects all 404’s to the main blog URL. There may be several reasons why you might want to do this, but the primary purpose is to siphon Google Page Rank (TM) from missing pages to the homepage.


The installation process is very basic:

  1. Upload the unzipped plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it!

If you’re having issues with the installation, you can read detailed instructions here:


Do I have to configure anything?

Nope. The plugin is ready to go once you install it.

Can you give me some examples for why this plugin may be beneficial to me?


Example #1: If you acquire a pre-owned domain (that you intend to run WordPress with), you might not want to recreate every page that was part of the original site. Alternatively, you might not want to build an exhaustive list of 301’s either. Enter the 404 Redirection plugin. Now, you’ll never have to worry about not salvaging every drip of link-juice.

Example #2: Let’s face it, having an exuberant amount of 404’s is bad form. Search engines might consider your site “broken”, and drop your rankings.


Works great

Works perfectly, as expected. I moved the site to another domain and decided not to copy some pages – error 404 appeared. The solution is simple and simple installation.

I will slightly correct my comment. The first time I applied this plug-in was the version of WP 4.4, I recently tried another version of WP – 4.7.2. – The plugin works exceptionally well.


Perfect, I recommend it to everyone … thank you for developing and maintaining compatible with the current version of wordpress.

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Contributors & Developers

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  • Rereleased for WP 4.3.1
  • Added internationalization comment


  • Rereleased for compliance issue


  • Rereleased for WP 3.3.2


  • Updated readme.txt file


  • Set a high priority of plugin execution.
  • Switched to native WP redirection.
  • Replaced depreciated ‘site_url’ function call.


  • Created plugin