Somehow, my site is creating a canonical link in the header. It’s not part of my header file, and I disabled canonical links in the All-in-1 SEO plugin. Here’s what the first part of my header looks like:
Thanks for the link, but I don’t think that it’s exactly what I’m looking for. I think that stops the redirect from non-canonical pages, but what I need to do is remove the <link rel='canonical' href='http://www.website.com/' />
from the header entirely. So the redirect wouldn’t take effect, but especially there wouldn’t be a <link> in the header.
I agree re: the expert. I always thought canonical URLs were good, but I’m really not an SEO specialist. I don’t feel that I can say, “I don’t care what your expert said, it’s stupid.” Ya know what I mean?