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[Plugin: Redirection] How to Create These 404 Redirects…?

  • I have a WordPress based classified ads site. I get a lot of 404s because search engines cache ad listings that have expired. I don’t want to return a 404 to these visitors, but instead redirect them to the category of the listing they clicked thru to.

    For example, if they found a cached listing at…hxxp://mysite.com/category/xyz/listing/…that was expired, I’d like them simply be redirected to the list of similar ads at hxxp://mysite.com/category/xyz/.

    I’m not sure whether this plugin is ideal for my purpose so that’s my first question? Is this plugin suited for this? If so, how would I accomplish this?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

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  • Anyone?

    Sounds like that plug-in is just what you need, particularly if you’re not comfortable doing the redirects manually.

    Yeah, it looks like it should work, but I’m not sure how to do it. Anyone have experience with this plugin that can help?

    Thanks.

    Hey there!
    I would be very interested in how to do that, too!
    Is there anyone who can help?
    What do i have to type into the source and target url?

    Thanks!

    You have to do a regular expression substitution. Make sure to click the regular expression check box then use:

    /category/(.*)/(.*) in the first box and:

    /category/$1/ in the second box.

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