Attachment Pages Redirect

Description

There are three possible scenarios where this plugin does something:

A) A visitor lands on an attachment page and the parent post is available (not in trash or deleted). A 301 redirect will be issued to redirect the visitor to the parent post.

B) A visitor lands on an attachment page and the parent post was already deleted from trash. A 302 redirect is issued to home page (this can be changed to 301 if you want, see FAQ for more details).

C) A visitor lands on an attachment page and the parent post is in trash, therefore not available for the visitor. It returns a 404 error code to prevent endless redirection loop in old WP releases and redirecting to trashed/not available posts.

There is no options page, simply activate it and will do the job.

If you’re happy with the plugin please don’t forget to give it a good rating, it will motivate me to keep sharing and improving this plugin (and others).

Requirements

  • WordPress 4.8 or higher.

Installation

  • Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation (or install it directly from your dashboard) and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation (or install it directly from your dashboard) and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.
Will this plugin works in WordPress older than 4.8?

It should work with WP 3.3 or newer, but I’m not supporting versions older than the one required in this readme.

Can I change the HTTP codes used for the redirections?

Since version 1.1 you can do this by adding constants to your wp-config.php file. The example below will switch the redirection codes used by default.

define( 'ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE', '302' );
define( 'ORPHAN_ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE', '301' );

Use this at your own risk, only if you know what you’re doing!! No support will be offered for this.

Reviews

very usefull

while doing an SEO review we realized we had a LOT of attachment pages coming up without relevant information and this plugin solved a lot of issues.

Splendid!

This is one of those features that should be part of WP core config options…
Thank you!

Just works

Install and all rogue attachment pages redirected perfectly.

You probably need this plug-in!

I guess that a lot of people are not aware of the attachment pages that are published on their websites. While they make sense for photographers, graphic designers etc. who want to present their pictures individually, they don’t make sense for standard WordPress users. This plug-in is the most simple solution possible (no configuration – just works) and can even handle media objects which are not linked to a post.

Read all 22 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Attachment Pages Redirect” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • Minor coding standards improvements.
  • Added ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE and ORPHAN_ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE constants to allow change the HTTP redirection codes (e.g. change 302 to 301 for orphan attachments)
  • Prevent endless redirection loop in old WP releases and redirecting to trashed/not available posts if an attachment page is visited when parent post is in trash. Returning a 404 error in this case.

1.0

  • Initial release.