Safe Redirect Manager

Description

Easily and safely manage your site’s redirects the WordPress way. There are many redirect plugins available. Most of them store redirects in the options table or in custom tables. Most of them provide tons of unnecessary options. Some of them have serious performance implications (404 error logging). Safe Redirect Manager stores redirects as Custom Post Types. This makes your data portable and your website scalable. Safe Redirect Manager is built to handle enterprise level traffic and is used on major publishing websites. The plugin comes with only what you need following the WordPress mantra, decisions not options. Actions and filters make the plugin very extensible.

Fork the plugin on GitHub.

Configuration

There are no overarching settings for this plugin. To manage redirects, navigate to the administration panel (“Tools” > “Safe Redirect Manager”).

Each redirect contains a few fields that you can utilize:

“Redirect From”

This should be a path relative to the root of your WordPress installation. When someone visits your site with a path
that matches this one, a redirect will occur. If your site is located at http://example.com/wp/`` and you wanted to redirecthttp://example.com/wp/abouttohttp://example.com, your "Redirect From" would be/about`.

Clicking the “Enable Regex” checkbox allows you to use regular expressions in your path. There are many
great tutorials on regular expressions.

You can also use wildcards in your “Redirect From” paths. By adding an * at the end of a URL, your redirect will
match any request that starts with your “Redirect From”. Wildcards support replacements. This means if you have a
wildcard in your from path that matches a string, you can have that string replace a wildcard character in your
“Redirect To” path. For example, if your “Redirect From” is /test/*, your “Redirect To” is
http://google.com/*, and the requested path is /test/string, the user would be redirect to http://google.com/string.

“Redirect To”

This should be a path (i.e. /test) or a URL (i.e. http://example.com/wp/test). If a requested path matches
“Redirect From”, they will be redirected here. “Redirect To” supports wildcard and regular expression replacements.

“HTTP Status Code”

HTTP status codes are numbers that contain information about
a request (i.e. whether it was successful, unauthorized, not found, etc). You should almost always use either 302 (temporarily moved) or 301 (permanently moved).

Note:

  • Redirects are cached using the Transients API. Cache busts occur when redirects are added, updated, and deleted
    so you shouldn’t be serving stale redirects.
  • By default the plugin only allows at most 250 redirects to prevent performance issues. There is a filter
    srm_max_redirects that you can utilize to up this number.
  • “Redirect From” and requested paths are case insensitive by default.

Installation

Install the plugin in WordPress. You can download a zip via Github and upload it using the WordPress plugin uploader (“Plugins” > “Add New” > “Upload Plugin”).

Reviews

February 21, 2019
Been using this plugin across a range of sites for years and it just solves my problems without making it weird. Love the simplicity and also the built-in power of wildcards and regex for those who want it. A great tool that suits most needs without creating problems. Like I said, I've been using it for years and it's never been a problem I had to solve (unlike most plugins) so hopefully it will keep being that reliable! Thanks to the authors!
January 18, 2019
This plugin works fine to redirect a few pages here and there, but I wouldn't recommend it for a project where you are significantly changing the page hierarchy. This is because there is no way to reorder the redirects, so if you want to make sure that a set of redirects are done in a specific order, you may have to delete the existing ones and re-add.
January 17, 2019
Very easy to use, comes with HTTP Status Code dropdown. It even has a place for notes on the redirect e.g. why was it created.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Safe Redirect Manager” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.9.3

Changed
* Allow for escaped values on _redirect_rule_from, useful when importing regex (props @raymondware)
* Check current_user_can cap later to prevent the notice being thrown during Jetpack sitemap cron event runs (props @rebeccahum)
* Updated tests and documentation (props @adamsilverstein, @jeffpaul, @helen)
* Check correct meta field when updating notes (props @lucymtc, @adamsilverstein)
* Bump WordPress version “tested up to” 5.3 (props @jeffpaul)
Fixed
* Update the logic for wildcard matching to properly match URLs with query parameters (props @adamsilverstein, @mslinnea
Security
* Bump lodash from 4.17.11 to 4.17.15 (props @dependabot)

1.9.2

  • Fix CLI list function name for PHP 5

1.9.1

  • Fix SQL injection bug opened up by SQL search functionality.

1.9

  • Add redirect notes feature.
  • Fix PHP 7.2 errors
  • Instantiate classes in main file instead of individual files for improved testability.
  • Add filters for request path and redirect path
  • Add filter to only apply redirects on 404

1.8

  • Improved escaping
  • Custom redirect capability
  • Code refactor
  • Fix root redirect in sub directory bug
  • Fix broken html

1.7.8 (Dec. 16, 2015)

  • Fix SQL injection bug and no search terms warning

1.7.7 (Jun. 18, 2015)

  • Make default redirect status filterable
  • Add composer.json
  • Fix delete capability on redirect post type

1.7.6 (Feb. 13, 2015)

  • Use home_url() instead of site_url(). Props swalkinshaw
  • Don’t redirect if redirect to location is invalid. Props vaurdan
  • Redirection plugin importer. Props eugene-manuilov

1.7.5 (Sept. 9, 2014)

  • Don’t always lowercase matched parts in redirect to replace. Propsfrancescolaffi
  • Plugin icon/banner

1.7.4 (Sept. 5, 2014)

  • Fix case sensitivity redirection bug.
  • Add more unit tests

1.7.3 (Aug. 26, 2014)

  • Check if the global $wp_query is null before using get_query_var. Props cmmarslender
  • Unit tests
  • Making _x translatable text work. Props lucspe

1.7.2 (Feb. 10, 2014)

  • Added French translation. Props jcbrebion.
  • Bug fix: Don’t perform redirects in the admin. Props joshbetz.
  • Bug fix: Prevent duplicate GUIDs. Props danblaker.

1.7.1 (Dec. 12, 2013)

  • Add 307 redirect status code. Thanks lgedeon
  • Plugin textdomain should be loaded on init
  • Add status code labels to creation dropdown. Thanks Chancey Mathews

1.7 (Apr. 6, 2013)

  • Return redirect_from on get_permalink. Thanks simonwheatley
  • Allow for regex replacement in from/to redirects
  • Add Slovak translation. Thanks Branco Radenovich
  • Notice fixed in filter_admin_title

1.6 (Dec. 11, 2012)

  • Bulk delete redirects from the Manage Redirects screen
  • wp-cli coverage including subcommands for creating, deleting, and listing redirects, and importing .htaccess files

1.5 (Nov. 7 2012)

  • Regular expressions allowed in redirects
  • New filter ‘srm_registered_redirects’ allows you to conditionally unset redirects based on context, user permissions, etc. Thanks jtsternberg for the pull request.

1.4.2 (Oct. 17, 2012)

  • Disable redirect loop checking by default. You can filter srm_check_for_possible_redirect_loops to enable it.
  • Only return published redirects in update_redirect_cache. – bug fix

1.4.1 (Oct. 11, 2012)

  • Refresh cache after create_redirect call – bug fix
  • Refresh cache after save_post is called – bug fix
  • Chop off “pre-WP” path from requested path. This allows the plugin to work on WP installations in sub-directories – bug fix

1.4 (Oct. 9, 2012)

  • Use the ‘*’ wildcard at the end of your match value to configure a wildcard redirect. Use the same symbol at the end of your redirect to value in order to have the matched value be appended to the end of the redirect. Thanks prettyboymp for the pull request
  • Change default request-matching behavior to be case-insensitive. This can be modified using the ‘srm_case_insensitive_redirects’ filter.
  • Include an informational ‘X-Safe-Redirect-Manager’ header when a redirect occurs. Thanks simonwheatley for the pull request

1.3

  • safe-redirect-manager.php – Globalize SRM class for use in themes/plugins/scripts. Added create_redirect method to make importing easier.

1.2

  • safe-redirect-manager.php – manage_options capabilitiy required to use redirect manager, remove checkbox column, hide view switcher, fix search feature, hide privacy stuff for bulk edit

1.1

  • safe-redirect-manager.php – plugin_url() used properly, is_plugin_page function

1.0

  • Plugin released