I plan on doing a Permalink change on my site but wondering if I even need a plugin such as ‘Simple 301 Redirects’. I ran a test on my dev WP blog (3.4.1) changed my Permalink structure from: /reviews/%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/
But after I did that, I went to a page with the old permalink of domain.com/reviews/test/ and it automatically forwarded me to the updated permalink of domain.com/news/test
Seems like WordPress does this automatically? Has this changed in 3.4.1 or something? Or does WordPress just redirect it but a plugin such as the one mentioned above redirects it with a proper type of 301?
Any help would be great!