301 Redirects – Easy Redirect Manager

Description

301 Redirects helps you manage and create 301 & 302 redirects for your WordPress site to improve SEO and visitor experience. With a user-friendly interface, 301 Redirects is easy to install and configure. Perfect for new sites or repairing links after re-organizing your existing WordPress content, or when your site has content that expires and you wish to avoid sending visitors to a 404 page.

301 Redirects GUI is located in WP Admin Dashboard – Settings – 301 Redirects

Features

  • Choose from Pages, Posts, Custom Post types, Archives, and Term Archives from dropdown menu
  • Or, set a custom destination URL!
  • Retain query strings across redirects
  • Super-fast redirection
  • Import/Export feature for bulk redirects management
  • Simple redirect stats so you know how much a redirection is used

What is a 301 Redirect?
A redirect is a simple way to re-route traffic coming to a Requested URL to different Destination URL.

A 301 redirect indicates that the page requested has been permanently moved to the Destination URL, and helps pass on the Requested URLs traffic in a search engine friendly manner. Creating a 301 redirect tells search engines that the Requested URL has moved permanently, and that the content can now be found on the Destination URL. An important feature is that search engines will pass along any clout the Requested URL used to have to the Destination URL.

When Should I use 301 Redirects?

  • Replacing an old site design with a new site design
  • Overhauling or re-organizing your existing WordPress content
  • You have content that expires (or is otherwise no longer available) and you wish to redirect users elsewhere

Screenshots

  • 301 Redirects admin area
  • 301 Redirects import/export options

Installation

  1. Upload the eps-301-redirects folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Begin adding redirects in the Settings -> 301 Redirects menu item

FAQ

What is a 301 Redirect?

A redirect is a simple way to re-route traffic coming to a Requested URL to different Destination URL.

A 301 redirect indicates that the page requested has been permanently moved to the Destination URL, and helps pass on the Requested URLs traffic in a search engine friendly manner. Creating a 301 redirect tells search engines that the Requested URL has moved permanently, and that the content can now be found on the Destination URL. An important feature is that search engines will pass along any clout the Requested URL used to have to the Destination URL.

I’m getting an error about the default permalink structure?

301 Redirects requires that you use anything but the default permalink structure.

My redirects aren’t working

This could be caused by many things, but please ensure that you are supplying valid URLs. Most common are extra spaces, extra slashes, spelling mistakes and invalid characters. If you’re sure they’re right, chances are your browser has cached the 301 redirect (in an attempt to make the redirection faster for you), but sometimes it doesn’t refresh as fast as we would like. Clear your browser cache, or wait a few minutes to fix this problem.
My redirects aren’t working – the old .html page still shows
For this plugin to work, the page must be within the WordPress environment. If you are redirecting older .html or .php files, you must first delete them. The plugin can’t redirect if the file still exists, sorry! You should look into .htaccess redirects if you want to keep these files on your server.

My redirects aren’t getting the 301 status code

Your Request or Redirect URLS may be incorrect; please ensure that you are supplying valid URLs. Check slashes. Try Viewing the page by clicking the Request URL – does it load correctly?

How do I delete a redirect?

Click the small X beside the redirect you wish to remove.

How do I add wildcards. or folder redirects?

Unfortunately this is not supported. You should look into .htaccess redirects for these advanced features.

What about query strings?

By default, any URL with a query string is considered unique, and will redirect to a unique page (if you so wish). The query string will be added to the Destination URL, which allows you to keep your tracking codes, affiliate codes, and other important data!

Reviews

August 14, 2019
Set it up in less than 30 seconds. Enter the old page, add the new custom link or if the new page is on the site, really easy, just select page/post from drop-down. Click done. So simple and easy to use, plus really effective. I think this is my new go-to redirection plugin. Does not have 404 error logging yet - but there is a tab that says coming soon. That would make it 6 stars.
August 10, 2019
Easy to create redirects manually or by importing large numbers from Excel
August 6, 2019
I just love it. Very simple and straightforward. And it works everytime. Perphaps it would be a nice idea to add the capability of ordering the redirect alphabetically; but that's just me. For the rest, simply a great tool.
August 6, 2019
If you can not rederict pages yourself: here you go. Easy to use and "noob"-safe 😉 (as a noob I can say that)
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Contributors & Developers

“301 Redirects – Easy Redirect Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.40

  • 2019/03/25
  • bug fixes
  • rating notification

2.3.5

  • 2019/03/11
  • WebFactory took over development
  • 50,000 installations; 151,500 downloads
  • bug fixes
  • compatibility fixes for new versions of PHP and WP

2.3.0

Added sorting. Fixed a bug when upgrading from V1 to V2, and the infamous “Invalid Destination” url.

2.2.7

That silly bug with the database tables not being created has been squashed. Improved query performance.

2.2.6

Added support for custom plugin directories.

2.2.4

Support for older versions of PHP.

2.2.3

Fixed an issue where the redirect database tables were not being created, causing ‘Invalid Destination URL’ errors.

2.2.0

Minor bug fixes. Greatly improved import feature. Redirects include query strings. Export feature added. Http/Https agnostic. Pro version added with 404 management.

2.1.2

Minor bug fixes.

2.1.1

Fixed an issue where users with a lot of redirects were being limited, this fix also changed up the admin area. Redirects are now editable via AJAX, and the ‘add new’ form was moved to the top.

2.0.1

Fixed an issue where the Automatic Update would not call the import process for pre 2.0 versions.

2.0.0

Overhauled the entire plugin. Redirects are stored in their own table. Gracefully migrates older versions.

1.4.0

  • Performance updates, added a new ‘Settings’ page.

1.3.5

  • Fixed a bug with spaces in the url. Added ease of use visual aids.

1.3.4

  • Fixed nonce validation problem which would prevent saving of new redirects. Special Thanks to Bruce Zlotowitz for all his testing!

1.3.3

  • Fixed major problem when switching from 1.2 to 1.3+

1.3.1

  • Added hierarchy to heirarchical post type selects.

1.3

  • Fixed a bug where duplicate URLs were being overwritten, fixed a bug where you could not completely remove all redirects.

1.2

  • Fixed some little bugs.

1.1

  • Minor CSS and usability fixes. Also checking out the SVN!

1.0

  • Release.