Currently, I'm redirecting my website from abc.com -> http://www.abc.com via wordpress settings. Is there any difference if I do this via the .htacess file on my domain instead?
Is this considered a permanent redirection? For example, abc.com will now go to http://www.abc.com, but is it a permanent redirection considering that I did not edit any file and just change it via a setting?
I'm mainly concerned about how this will affect google pagerank and SEO as I do not want both abc.com and http://www.abc.com to develop their own separate pagerank. Which approach will be the best? Changing via wordpress settings or via .htacess file edit?