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  • I have a website and the events listed become outdated after they have been and gone.
    I have set it up so that posts automatically expire and are moved to Drafts.

    So now I have links which point to the site which are outdated. What I want is the following redirection

    xyz.com/1stcategory/2ndcategory/eventABC

    when it expires

    to go to
    xyz.com/1stcategory/2ndcategory/

    This not only makes sense for a user point of view but also as an SEO factor.

    Thanks

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  • wpismypuppet

    (@wordpressismypuppet)

    What you want is some kind of 404 redirect plugin, unless you know how to write your own. Since the page is expiring and the content is no longer there/relevant, you should use a 404 redirect for SEO purposes.

    I can’t tell you which 404 redirect plugin is the best, but look for one that’s automatic. Those will check when the user hits a 404 and try to redirect them to an appropriate page instead.

    Thanks I will look into it and let you know my findings, in the meantime if anyone else has any other suggestions please let me know.

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