Support » Plugin: 301 Redirects - Easy Redirect Manager » Limited functionality; can't use

  • Here’s why I can’t use this plugin due to its limited functionality:

    1. Yahoo Hosting (not my choice; choice of client’s previous developer) forces WordPress to be installed in a subdirectory — for example, mydomain.com/blog.

    2. I wanted to use this plugin to redirect old, crappy URLs to my new and improved ones. For example, mydomain.com/old-crappy-url.html to be redirected to mydomain.com/blog/snazzy-url-with-relevant-keywords/.

    3. This particular redirect plugin forces a mydomain.com/blog/ as the root of all originating URLs since Yahoo Hosting forced me to install WordPress in the /blog/ subdirectory.

    I can’t redirect all the old crappy URLs that had mydomain.com as their parent directory. Therefore, I can’t use this plugin. It should allow people to totally customize the FROM url.

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  • eggplantstudios

    (@shawneggplantstudiosca)

    Hi SeerWS,

    In order for this plugin to work WordPress needs to be initialized, hence why it requires URLS to be within WordPress. If WordPress is never initialized no redirects can happen.

    Lots of folks install WordPress in subfolders, and simply change their site_url setting (Settings->Reading), to allow for http://www.mydomain.com/ instead of http://www.mydomain.com/blog/. http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    I recommend you:

    1. Change your site URL to use this plugin
    2. Use .htaccess, or PHP to perform your redirects outside of WordPress.

    seerWS…this plugin is beautiful. I reconsider your ranking. It’s saved me so much time.

    SeerWS, I think the author offers a good solution, but even if you don’t take the author up on it, I think 1/5 stars is pretty harsh for an awesome plugin. It works really well for a host of other needs.

    Well, due to popular request I went to change the rating to 3 stars but it seems I’m not allowed to edit it… Maybe it’s just a mobile site limitation?

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