Shortcode Redirect


Shortcode Redirect allows site owners to automatically redirect a user after a chosen amount of seconds when viewing a page or post on the site. The plugin instructions are very simple. Add a shortcode to the post/page that looks like the following [redirect url=’’ sec=’3′] the url= part is where you define the URL to redirect the user to and the sec= part is where you define how many seconds to wait before redirecting.


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  • Works on pages and posts
  • NO settings or configurations to deal with
  • Define a URL to redirect the user to
  • Define how many seconds to wait before re-directing the user.


Shortcode redirect should work with older versions of WordPress as well but was not tested with anything older than 2.7


  1. Upload ‘’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. Add the shortcode on the pages/posts that you want to redirect. Shortcodes should look like [redirect url=’’ sec=’5′] where the url= part is the URL to redirect to, and sec= is the seconds to wait before redirecting the page.

  4. Done!


  • How do I get rid of the “Please wait while you are being re-directed…” line? – Later I will have an option for this, but for now, just edit the scr.php file and delete line 36 which contains that text then save the file.


Perfect – thanks

Just simply works. Tested on Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
Sometimes I make the PHP adjustment and sometimes I don’t.
I’m using it on all sites with 4.8 (currently). Good, simple and reliable. My thanks to the Author.

Use Double Quotes!

Works great after I changed the single quotes that I cut and pasted from the details tab.
[redirect url=’’ sec=’3′].
Use double quotes and it works like a charm.

Does what it says

For the text, where there isn’t an option to hide it:

I just wrapped it in a <p style=”visibility: hidden;’> [shortcode]
and that did the trick.

Show the timer?

Is there any way to get it to DISPLAY the timer as it count downs to the redirect?

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixed a low risk security hole


  • Added output buffer to make text show up in the right place
  • Added license to main file
  • Fixed URL bug


  • Initial release