Redirection plugin: Redirect urls like /page/*.* that dont exist to 404 (1 post)

  1. wpplug
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I ve experienced tons of pages like
    and more crawled by google even though they dont exist since my website has content of only 4 pages.

    All those pages are indexed by google and since they dont redirect to a 404 page I m sure that google sees them as duplicate content.

    I already edited my robots.txt not to let google crawl any url like mysite.com/page/*.* but I also need to remove all those pages that are already crawled.

    How can I redirect them to 404 ?

    I already imported all those urls into redirect, then grouped them under 404 module and applied a mass 404 redirect from phpmyadmin but even though I can see that redirect shows them under 404 when I type in one of those urls for example
    I still get the old page and not the 404 page which I should get.

    Any ideas?

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