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Legacy URL Forwarding

Redirect/forward urls to a particular page or post within WordPress (eg a legacy URL)

Things to note

  • The plugin converts the url it checks to lowercase, so you should enter the meta value as lowercase.
  • The URL is exactly as stated. Eg if you have query strings that can variable you would need to treat each one seperately.
  • There is no reason why you can't have multiple legacy-url meta values associated with a single page. If you have the same meta value associated with multiple pages, the programme will call the first one it finds.
  • This is a simple solution, and possibly quite inefficient. It uses header redirects so will effectively process one page and then load another.
  • Because it redirects, search engines will not store the campaign/legacy URL but the page it is redirected to. The more sensible ones (eg Google) will note the redirected page and update their internal databases.
  • You can change the name of the custom field that the plugin searches by amending the function itself.

Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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