Support » Plugin: Redirection » Cross-domain Redirect not working

  • Resolved jecat01



    I’ve been using this plugin for years on a website. It once worked with links to another subdomain, which doesn’t work anymore.

    Here’s what happened:

    • There is a site on
    • There once was a subtopic on
    • This subtopic became more important, so I’ve moved the subtopic to an own wordpress instance on a subdomain
    • I’ve set a redirect from*) to$1 in order to keep legacy links working
    • This used to work a while ago
    • Now instead of being redirected correctly to the subdomain, I get redirected to

    Does anybody else experience the same problem? Is a cross-subdomain link supposed to work?

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  • Plugin Author John Godley


    The plugin doesn’t care where you redirect things. The source URL should be relative to your site: /subtopic/(.*)

    Hi John, thanks for your reply.
    So, in other words, the plugin can only link to relative paths on the same domain, and thus a redirect from*) to$1 is not possible? (Which has been working in an earlier version)

    Plugin Author John Godley


    No that’s not what I mean. The plugin doesn’t care where you redirect to – relative or absolute, subdomain, external, or same domain.

    The source URL must be relative to your site. You say you have setup up a source URL of*), which will not work. It will need to be /subtopic/(.*)



    same question here.
    the old domain is the new domain is ‘’
    I want to redirect all tags from
    but I got then redirects to:

    What do I do wrong?

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