I am in need of dire permalink help.
After years of poor permalink practices, i.e. deleting categories, changing permalink structure without implementing redirects I am trying to do it the correct way.
Here is my problem.
I have created a whole new taxonomy per Yoast suggestions and I am using the WP-SEO plugin.
About a week ago I checked the box in the WP-SEO plugin to strip out the /category from all category permalinks, but did not redirects, should redirects have been done first?
My guess is yes.
Today I implemented 140 redirects using (from) category/old category to /new category name example: old category: category/broken-fords (rewrites to) broken-cars, while most rewrites work, the current stripping of the category makes all current rewrites useless.
My best guess is to uncheck the box on the WP-SEO plugin, then add the category to the “to” location and after the redirects are completed then remove category from the path or not, please help?
all advice accepted.