Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have.
This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.

And it’s 100% free!

New features include:

  • 404 error monitoring – captures a log of 404 errors and allows you to easily map these to 301 redirects
  • Custom ‘pass-through’ redirections allowing you to pass a URL through to another page, file, or website.
  • Full logs for all redirected URLs
  • All URLs can be redirected, not just ones that don’t exist
  • Redirection methods – redirect based upon login status, redirect to random pages, redirect based upon the referrer!

Existing features include:

  • Automatically add a 301 redirection when a post’s URL changes
  • Manually add 301, 302, and 307 redirections for a WordPress post, or for any other file
  • Full regular expression support
  • Apache .htaccess is not required – works entirely inside WordPress
  • Redirect index.php, index.html, and index.htm access
  • Redirection statistics telling you how many times a redirection has occurred, when it last happened, who tried to do it, and where they found your URL
  • Fully localized

Redirection is available in:

  • English
  • French by Oncle Tom
  • Hebrew by Rami
  • Spanish by Juan
  • Simplified Chinese by Sha Miao
  • Catalan by Robert Bu
  • Japanese by Naoko McCracken
  • Hindi by Ashish
  • Russian by Grib
  • Bahasa Indonesia by Septian Fujianto
  • German by Fabian Schulz
  • Italian by Raffaello Tesi
  • Ukrainian by WordPress plugins Ukraine
  • Polish by Kuba Majerczyk
  • Arabic by Jerry John
  • Brazilian Portuguese by Pedro Padron
  • Dutch by Marlon Navas, Pieter Carette, and Bart Kummel
  • Hungarian by daSSad and Szépe Viktor
  • Turkish by Fatih Cevik
  • Romanian by InboxTranslations
  • Greek by Stefanos Kofopoulos
  • Belarusian by Alexander Ovsov
  • Czech by Martin Jurica
  • Danish by Rasmus Himmelstrup
  • Persian by Danial Hatami

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The plugin is simple to install:

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload redirection directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
  5. Configure the options from the Manage/Redirection page

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.

Full documentation can be found on the Redirection page.


Installation Instructions

The plugin is simple to install:

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload redirection directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
  5. Configure the options from the Manage/Redirection page

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.

Full documentation can be found on the Redirection page.

Why would I want to use this instead of .htaccess?

Ease of use. Redirections are automatically created when a post URL changes, and it is a lot easier to manually add redirections than to hack around a .htaccess. You also get the added benefit of being able to keep track of 404 errors.

What is the performance of this plugin?

The plugin works in a similar manner to how WordPress handles permalinks and should not result in any noticeable slowdown to your site.


No view of where your redirs are going to

This plugin has a huge shortcoming — it doesn’t show you where your redirect is pointing to. It just shows the redirect source URL only, but not the target, in the Redirects tab view. This poor design is more than enough reason to look elsewhere. Additionally, for three months now, the CSV export feature (available in the Modules tab) has been broken due to a simple one-line code error (the fix has been available in the forum). The CSV export is really the only easy/quick way to see all of your redirects, yet this hasn’t been enough for the developer to release version 2.5.1. So, why use this over others? The 404 tab view, and the ability to add redirects there.

Works with WP redirection, but not the recommended .htaccess

Works OK if you use WP redirection method. But Wp redirection is not the recommended, you cant redirect media uploads, e.g. PDF files, as if you go to a media upload direct, WP doesn’t see it.

So for file redirects you need to use .htaccess. But this plugin is not saving the .htaccess format correct, so it doesn’t work.

Very Useful

I love this plug-in because it works great and does so much more.

Having discovered new uses, it is a marvelous marketing and conversion tool…par excellence!

It has increased my wizard skills considerably.

The Yoast SEO Premium Redirect conflicts with this plugin, between the two, this one wins hands down.

Great job, continue to be awesome. 🙂


Looks like the developer has given up on it

I am ONLY writing this review to help others in case they come across my same issue. I had installed this plug in and went through my deadlinks list to setup all of the redirects. All of this worked fine until you went to test it.

None of the links redirected as written instead bringing me back to 404 again. I carefully reviewed the documentation, looked at others issues, etc. and started to realize many other people were running into the same issue as I am. The author (as of this writing) has only resolved 3 out of 44 issues in the past 2 months.

Anyyyyway… back to looking for another solution.

Love it – easy to use. Highly Recommended

I have changed the structure of my website several times over the years. What this meant is some old LEGACY URL’s with good Google power were resolving to a 404 error.I made an XLS spreadsheet of the OLD URLs (from an old sitemap.xml) and the NEW equivalent URLs. I then uploaded the file to the REDIRECTION engine and BOOM. All my old DEAD URLs now resolve to their replacement pages. I noticed improvements in my Google ranking a few months later as my backlink profile recovered to where it was several years ago. I have this plugin on my site reviewing fitness products ( and my other site reviewing cycling power meters – Without this great plug-in I would have had to pay a webmaster to add redirects rules in the htaccess file … something I’m glad I avoided. THANK YOU.

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Contributors & Developers

“Redirection” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Redirection” has been translated into these 10 locales: French, Japanese, German (Formal), Finnish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English (UK), English (Canada). Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Redirection” into your language.

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  • Show example CSV
  • Allow regex and redirect code to be set on import
  • Fix a bunch of database installation problems


  • Fix no group created on install
  • Fix missing export key on install
  • Add 308 HTTP code, props to radenui
  • Fix imported URLs set to regex, props to alpipego
  • Fix sorting of URLs, props to JordanReiter
  • Don’t cache 307s, props to rmarchant
  • Abort redirect exit if no redirection happened, props to junc


  • Ensure cleanup code runs even if plugin was updated
  • Extra sanitization of Apache & Nginx files, props to Ed Shirey
  • Fix regex bug, props to romulodl
  • Fix bug in correct group not being shown in dropdown


  • Fix large advanced settings icon
  • Add text domain to plugin file, props Bernhard Kau
  • Better PHP7 compatibility, props to Ohad Raz
  • Better Polylang compatibility, props to imrehg


  • Bump minimum WP to 4.0.0
  • Updated German translation, props to Konrad Tadesse
  • Additional check when creating redirections in case of bad data


  • Add Gulp task to generate POT file
  • Fix a problem with duplicate positions in the redirect table, props to Jon Jensen
  • Fix URL monitor not triggering
  • Fix CSV export


  • Fix error for people with an unknown module in a group


  • Reworked modules now no longer stored in database
  • Nginx module (experimental)
  • View .htaccess/Nginx inline
  • Beginnings of some unit tests!
  • Fix DB creation on activation, props syntax53
  • Updated Japanese locale, props to Naoko
  • Remove deprecated like escaping


  • Fix export options not showing for some people


  • Fix error on admin page for WP 4.2


  • Remove error_log statements
  • Fix incorrect table name when exporting 404 errors, props to brazenest/synchronos-t


  • Split admin and front-end code out to streamline the loading a bit
  • Fix bad groups link when viewing redirects in a group, props to Patrick Fabre
  • Improved plugin activation/deactivation and cleanup
  • Improved log clearing


  • Persian translation by Danial Hatami
  • Fix saving a redirection with login status, referrer, and user agent
  • Fix problem where deleting your last group would cause Redirection to only show an error
  • Add limits to referrer and destination in the logs
  • Redirect title now shows in the main list again. The field is hidden when editing until toggled
  • Fix ‘bad nonce’ error, props to Jonathan Harrell
  • Remove old WP code


  • Fix log cleanup options
  • More space when editing redirects
  • Better detection of regex when importing
  • Restore export options
  • Fix unnecessary protected


  • Another compatibility fix for PHP < 5.3
  • Fix incorrect module ID used when creating a group
  • Fix .htaccess duplication, props to Jörg Liwa


  • Compatibility fix for PHP < 5.3


  • Fix plugin activation error
  • Fix fatal error in table nav, props to spacedmonkey


  • New redirect page to match WP style
  • New module page to match WP style
  • Configurable permissions via redirection_role filter, props to RodGer-GR
  • Fix saving 2 month log period
  • Fix importer
  • Fix DB creation to check for existing tables


  • Updated Italian translation, props to Raffaello Tesi
  • Updated Romanian translation, props to Flo Bejgu
  • Simplify logging options
  • Fix log deletion by search term
  • Export logs and 404s to CSV


  • Default log settings to 7 days, props to Maura
  • Updated Danish translation thanks to Mikael Rieck
  • Add per-page screen option for log pages
  • Remove all the corners


  • Fix escaping of URL in admin page


  • Fix PHP strict, props to Juliette Folmer
  • Fix RSS entry date, props to Juliette
  • Fix pagination


  • WP 3.5 compatibility
  • Fix export


  • Remove 404 module and move 404 logs into a separate option
  • Add Danish translation, thanks to Rasmus Himmelstrup


  • Clean up log code, using WP_List_Table to power it
  • Update Hungarian translation


  • Fix some broken links in admin pages


  • Cleanup some XSS issues


  • Add Lithuanian
  • Add Belarusian
  • Add Czech
  • Fix order of redirects, thanks to Nicolas Hatier


  • Fix XSS in referrers log


  • Fix XSS in admin menu
  • Update Russian translation, thanks to Alexey Pazdnikov


  • Add Romanian translation, thanks to Alina
  • Add Greek, thanks to Stefanos Kofopoulos


  • Better database compatibility


  • Remove warning from VaultPress


  • Add Turkish translation, thanks to Fatih Cevik
  • Fix search box
  • Fix 410 error code
  • Fix DB errors when MySQL doesn’t auto-convert data types


  • Add Hungarian translation, thanks to daSSad


  • Remove debug from htaccess module


  • Fix encoding of JS strings


  • More Dutch translation
  • Use fgetcsv for CSV importer – better handling
  • Allow http as URL parameter


  • Add Dutch translation
  • Props to Ben Noordhuis for a patch
  • WordPress 2.9+ only – cleaned up all the old cruft
  • Better new-install process
  • Upgrades from 1.0 of Redirection no longer supported
  • Optimized DB tables


  • Fix problem with custom post types auto-redirecting (click on ‘groups’ and then ‘modified posts’ and clear any entries for ‘/’ from your list)


  • Brazilian Portuguese translation


  • Arabic translation


  • WP 3.0 compatibility


  • Fix deep slashes


  • Add Ukrainian translation
  • Add Polish translation
  • Database optimisation


  • Add Bahasa Indonesian translation
  • Add German translation
  • Add patch to disable logs (thanks to Simon Wheatley!)


  • Pre WP2.8 compatibility fix


  • Fix #620
  • Add Russian translation


  • Fix for some users with problems deleting redirections


  • Add Hindi translation
  • Fix some ajax


  • Fix module deletion


  • Log JS fixes


  • Fix group edit and log add entry


  • Use WP Ajax
  • Add Japanese


  • Fix #457
  • Add #475, #427
  • Add Catalan translation.
  • WP2.8 compatibility


  • Add Spanish and Chinese translation


  • Add icons
  • Disable category monitoring


  • Errors on some sites


  • Missing localisations


  • Fix ‘you do not permissions’ error on some non-English sites


  • Fix category change ‘quick edit’


  • Fix #422, #426


  • Redirection loops


  • Fix #366, #371, #378, #390, #400.
  • Add #370, #357


  • RSS feed token


  • Re-enable import feature


  • Minor button changes


  • Force JS cache
  • Fix log deletion


  • Change to jQuery
  • Nonce protection
  • Fix #352, #353, #339, #351
  • Add #358, #316.


  • Disable category monitor in 2.7


  • Hebrew translation


  • Fix small issues in display with WP 2.7


  • Fix delete redirects


  • Refix log delete


  • Fix incorrect automatic redirection with static home pages


  • Support for wp-load.php


  • Fix #264


  • get_home_path seems not be available for some people


  • Fix #248
  • Update plugin.php to better handle odd directories


  • Correct DB install
  • Fix IIS problem


  • Install defaults when no existing redirection setup


  • New version