Redirect Editor And Security


Features, like are redirects made easy are great, but so is security something you desperately need. We are building up our free security features and will be releasing more in future updates. We also have premium DDOS protection as well, which stops attackers from knocking your site offline.

We currently provide security protection for:
wp-config.php (free)
DDOS protection (premium)
More security protection coming soon
Removing Windows Live writer, RSD and other unneeded services for logged out users. If you are logged in as a contributor or higher all of those features are available to you.

Our redirect feature lets you redirect your posts, pages and more with ease and simplicity to make redirects for your website. Redirect editor is a great replacement to complicated plugins for managing redirects on your website. The redirect editor simply allows you to add a textarea to edit and manage your 301 redirect, one per line.

Enter each redirect rule in the following format, starting with the
relative path of the URL to match, followed by the absolute URL of the
destination to redirect to, separated by a space. Each redirect should
be on its own line. Blank lines and lines that start with # (hash) are
ignored and can be used for spacing and comments.

Below is an example of how to enter redirects in the redirect editor. As you can see each redirect has a new line and in our example there are two redirects.



After installing, go to Settings > Redirect Editor to configure.


Very important update! We accidentally removed the form functionality in version 1.6.1 by accident. We deeply apologize. 1.6.2 has patched that.


  • removed access to windows live writer, really simply discovery among others for logged out users.
  • Anyone logged in as contributor or higher can use windows live writer, RSD, etc. This does not impact anyone who uses third party writing tools as long as they login.
  • Updated code to block wp-config from attackers, thanks to some friends who work for Sucuri. Cheers!
  • more features coming in 1.7 for security. Coming soon!
  • More updated code.


deny attackers access to wp-config

  • Fixing an error in the redirect process that caused issues for a few sites.


Update wasn’t part of our planned release schedule, but due to a report by @awestbha we fixed an issue affecting sites with logged in users that didn’t allow redirects if you were already logged in.


latest WP version along with some changes to the app. Since this is adopted code, we did change wp_redirect to wp_safe_redirect.
This is the last 1.4.x update you should expect before 1.5 is released.


Improved code and updated description of plugin. Expect more updates from .


*Update immediately — security update.
*Plugin under new ownership by Planet Zuda, so the safety of redirect editor now is really good.
* This was removed for 10 months due to abandoned by prior owner. He granted us access to take over. Thank you.


  • Fix CSS error causing redirect lines to all appear on a single line


  • Minor fix for possible corrupted redirects options


  • Prevent redirect plugin from running on every query, in the admin, etc (thanks Wes Koop)


  • Initial version


Extract the zip file, drop the contents in your wp-content/plugins/ directory, and then activate from the Plugins page.


Installation Instructions

Extract the zip file, drop the contents in your wp-content/plugins/ directory, and then activate from the Plugins page.

How secure is this plugin?

This plugin has been adopted by Planet Zuda, a security company that has updated all of the security and usability of this plugin passing testing to show it is a secure plugin. Planet Zuda will be responsible for any and all future updates.

Does it support wildcard/regular expression matching?

No, just simple string matching for the time being.

Does it add in any features besides redirect?

Yes, it protects wp-config from attackers. Logged out users can not use windows live writer, really simply discovery among other services. If you are logged in as contributor or higher you may use the third party services.


Awesome Plugin

Thank goodness I finally found this plugin. I often have to add large amounts of redirects at once. Most plugins only allow them to be added one by one. I tried another plugin that has a bulk uploader but it kept failing at about 150 redirects.

Redirect Editor is so easy to use and I can quickly add as many redirects as needed at one time.

5 stars for this plugin for ease of use and speed.

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Contributors & Developers

“Redirect Editor And Security” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.