Support » Plugin: Safe Redirect Manager » Can I do “delayed redirection”? Need time to fire Facebook pixel before redirect

  • Hi, Does this Safe Redirect Manager plugin include a “delay redirection” feature? I need to delay the redirection for about a second, so the Facebook pixel has time to fire. I’d also be interested if anyone knows of a better way to accomplish the pixel-before-redirection goal). Thanks!

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  • Hi @noyb5000,

    Sadly there isn’t a way to to do any kind of timed or delayed redirect with this plugin. Most redirects are done at the server level (with this plugin they are and with most other redirect plugins I know of too) which doesn’t give the page any time to load up and have your tracking pixel requested from the users browser.

    Tracking pixels and redirects don’t work well together and I really can’t think of a method that they would work together to make what you need happen.

    Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

    Thanks much @williampatton . That is very kind of you to take the time to answer. Okay. So I guess I will do it client-side by inserting between head and /head: <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”1;url=” /> . Actually, I hear a Javascript delayed redirect is preferable, but this metatag approach is so simple, I’m going to go with that for now. (unless any readers want to educate me further).

    Thanks again William!

    Hey again,

    You are very welcome for the reply 🙂

    I agree that a JavaScript based delay and/or tracking approach is the best option in your case. A meta refresh will work for it and is easy to implement – it’s just not the preferred solution so my advice is only do that as a temporary measure till you can figure out a javascript based approach that works for you.

    Sorry this plugin isn’t for you but good luck with your projects 🙂

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