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[resolved] 301 Redirect Plugins Not Working (6 posts)

  1. DigAng
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've tried Simple 301 Redirects and Dean's Permalink Migration (I've also tried doing the 301 redirect in my cpanel), and they aren't working? Is there something else that needs to be done for these to work?


    I added 'category' to my link structure so I'm trying to get and example link like this:


    to convert to this:


    Please help! I have so many broken links now.


  2. Scott Nelle
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Angela,
    My first suggestion would be to check the formatting on your redirects. For my plugin (and i believe for cpanel) the format you want to use for the example you mentioned is as follows:

    Request: /2011/02/14/valentines-shmalentines/
    Destination: http://angeladigiovanni.com/2011/02/14/the-ponderer/valentines-shmalentines/

    If that doesn't fix the problem, your web host may have some special configuration that prevents PHP from passing http headers properly. You should be able to contact them for help if that's the case.

  3. DigAng
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just had a thought... does it just take some time for this to work? Does google have to respider my site before this will work? Am I mistaken that it would take affect instantly?

  4. Scott Nelle
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It should start working instantly. Any chance you have a caching plugin like WP Super Cache installed? Those sometimes interfere since they try to take top priority. If that's the problem you can usually fix it by disabling the caching plugin and then enabling it again.

  5. DigAng
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nope - don't have WP Super Cache installed. What I did was regenerate my sitemap and that made the redirects take place. BUT NOW, none of my permalinks work at all - not the old structure, nor the new one... ARG.

    Any ideas?

  6. DigAng
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All is well and fixed now. Thanks for your great ideas scottnelle.

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