Simple Website Redirect

Description

The Simple Website Redirect plugin allows to you redirect an entire website (except the WordPress admin) to another website.

The URL path and query string is preserved when redirecting to the new site. Ideally, the new site would handle any one-off redirects where a URL for an old page should point to a new page. The Redirection plugin is great for this purpose.

Find out more about website redirects for SEO.

Usage Instructions

Using this plugin is simple:

  1. Install the plugin
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Go to ‘Settings’ in the WordPress admin menu and then click on ‘Website Redirect’.
  4. Enter the URL you want to redirect the site to, set the desired redirection type, set the status to ‘Enabled’ and save your changes!

Note: Redirection type can either be ‘Temporary’ or ‘Permanent’. It is recommended that you start with ‘Temporary’ while testing and then convert to ‘Permanent’ after testing for maximum SEO benefit. Please be aware that browsers cache permanent redirects.

Screenshots

  • Just enter the URL you want to redirect the site to, set the desired redirection type, set the status to 'Enabled' and save!

Installation

Prerequisites

If you don’t meet the below requirements, I highly recommend you upgrade your WordPress install or move to a web host that supports a more recent version of PHP.

  • Requires WordPress version 4.0 or greater
  • Requires PHP version 5.2.4 or greater ( PHP version 5.2.4 is required to run WordPress version 4.0 )

The Easy Way

  1. In your WordPress admin, go to ‘Plugins’ and then click on ‘Add New’.
  2. In the search box, type in ‘Simple Website Redirect’ and hit enter. This plugin should be the first and likely the only result.
  3. Click on the ‘Install’ link.
  4. Once installed, click the ‘Activate this plugin’ link.

The Hard Way

  1. Download the .zip file containing the plugin.
  2. Upload the file into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip
  3. Find the plugin in the WordPress admin on the ‘Plugins’ page and click ‘Activate’

Reviews

Worked beautifully!

I am so impressed by how easily this plugin managed something so crucial that I thought was going to require some really tricky work arounds. With this plugin I still have access to my old domain’s backend, though the front facing site is now successfully redirected to a new url. Plus, the support I received (when I hit a technical hiccup) was absolutely stellar. I recommend this 100%!

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.0.2

  • Fix bug where redirect URL cannot contain a path
  • Fix bug where redirect URL is sanitized when redirect is disabled.

1.0.1

  • Fix bug where redirect occurred when on login page.

1.0

  • Initial commit