Redirection RIP (14 posts)

  1. scrollpost
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here's to wishing the developer would let us know what he intends to do.
    He is under no obligation to do anything, but it would be nice to hear a status like:
    1. DEAD
    2. Upgrade momentarily
    3. Upgrade in 3 months



  2. Robert S
    Posted 4 years ago #


  3. FolioVision
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Mimi,

    It looks like John is still actively maintaining Redirection. Last update was in December 2010. I've checked with our team:

    Redirection works just fine, it's just the automated redirections don't work.

    Solution is simple. Use manual redirections and disable automated redirections. We successfully use Redirection on dozens of WordPress 3.1 sites.

    Making the web work for you,

    Alec Kinnear

  4. scrollpost
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Great Alec, now please just explain how to install it on a new 3.1 site.
    It doesn't create the tables. Several people have reported this already.

    December 2010 is pre-WP3.1. While it may not be justified and agent, it certainly is NOT cutting edge.

    I recommend Quick Redirects. It may not be as fancy, but IT WORKS!
    That's because it uses metadata.

    Thanks for volunteering!

  5. toobaroo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It has been working properly for me. I updated a site from WP 3.05 to WP 3.1 and then installed the redirection plugin and everything worked properly with the several manual re-directions that I created.

  6. John Godley
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    scrollpost, the Dec 2010 version was fully tested on WP 3.1, as noted in the readme.txt file. It works fine in WP 3.1.1 for me.

    I'm sorry you feel there is not sufficient information about my plans for it over the 3 month period since the last update.

  7. scrollpost
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry but you are in denial.

    Perhaps the plugin continues to work in an installation that has been upgraded, but as other here have also confirmed, it can NOT BE INSTALLED in WP3.1.
    I tried a clean WP install.

    I am not prone to wasting developers' time with spurious or bogus bug reports.

    Anyway, I am using Quick Page/Post Redirect. Works like a charm. I suggest others considering what plugin to choose do the same.

    Like I said, obviously no obligations. That goes both ways of course.

  8. Robert S
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This plugin has worked like a charm for the couple of years - on several blogs - and on each version of WP that was current at the time. Currently it's working fine under 3.1.1 - no issues.

    This plugin tends to have a steep learning curve that can and does get folks new to the plugin into trouble. I have never used the URL Monitoring feature of the plugin.


  9. FolioVision
    Posted 4 years ago #

    From what I've seen and heard, the automatic redirections aspect no longer works. Like Robert says, we don't use that part.

    If anyone does have some serious issues with redirection, now would be the time to post them as you have John's full attention.

    Making the web work for you,

    Alec Kinnear,

  10. John Godley
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    scrollpost, the plugin is developed using a fresh installation of WP 3.1.1. This is not denial, but a fact. It may not work on your installation, but that is another issue and if you have some constructive feedback I would happy to look into it.

  11. scrollpost
    Posted 4 years ago #


    The above thread by others describes exactly what I experienced.

    When I made my initial post, the other threads weren't there. I haven't read through them to see if there is a solution to the problem behind mysql hacking which is beyond my talents.

    Here is another thread. Hmm it says you work for Automattic with two teas.
    Does that make you a super duper Englishman? How does the saying go about god country and Englishmen? You should work on your own personal SEO. I googled your name and you are nowhere to be found!

    Seriously, like I said, I moved on. And I am very happy. The original links are listed in google and I am getting lots of hits from them. I even create the redirects programmatically with metadata. Part of the reason for the success is the great head2space plugin. You should take some pointers from that developer!

  12. John Godley
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    scrollpost, you've lost me now. Good luck with whatever you're trying to do.

  13. ClaytonJames
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmm it says you work for Automattic with two teas (sic).
    Does that make you a super duper Englishman?

    You must be really new here.


  14. FolioVision
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi John,

    Scrollposts posts are certainly weird but there are some behavioural bugs in Redirection (some of which may be related to the automated functions that you and I pulled off the Foliovision websites four years ago due to potential circular redirections). After your departure, we programmed some cleaning mechanisms for redirections, but even then there were issues with automated redirection.

    Maybe it's time to pull the automated functionality out and simplify redirection. One issue we are running into is the database growing very large.

    Best regards,

    [sig moderated as per the Forum Rules]

    PS. Scrollpost, John is the author of Headspace2. Personally I have no use for Headspace2 but the author is one and the same genius who pulled off Redirection and Filled In.

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