Support » Plugin: Redirection » Support for URL Parameters

  • Resolved jtbayly

    (@jtbayly)


    Hi there. Thanks for the awesome plugin.

    As far as I can tell, I need to manually create a regex redirect in order to have URLs with parameters redirect properly.

    Would it be possible to have a checkbox to automatically ignore parameters during URL matching and carry over those parameters with the redirect?

    I’m talking about you have an old link such as:
    http://www.site.com/category/date/title/
    You change the page and this plugin automatically redirects to this new URL:
    http://www.site.com/category/date/new_title/
    Currently, though, any links created off of the old URL just 404, such as:
    http://www.site.com/category/date/title/?utm_source=blah&campaign=banner_ad
    http://www.site.com/category/date/title/?relatedposts=1

    Ideally, I think that those URLs should not require manual intervention & changing to a regex redirect. Those kinds of URLs with parameters are often created automatically and can be shared far and wide. Right now, if you just allow this plugin to create a redirect automatically based on a changed title (or date), you will assume that the old links will forward correctly, but the reality is that only one version of the old link will forward correctly. You might have 5 or 10 or more other links out there being shared that don’t forward correctly. You could end up losing the majority of your inbound traffic to the old post. Or you might lose just the inbound traffic you paid the most for via campaign ads.

    Everybody who wants to avoid this currently needs to manually create regex redirects every time they change a page URL, rather than rely on the plugin’s auto-created redirects for changed page URLs.

    Any chance of getting parameters supported?

    Thanks,

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