Support » Plugin: Simple 301 Redirects by BetterLinks » Wildcards only work sometimes

  • Resolved Dan

    (@dphower)


    Hello,
    I recently recreated my website in WordPress and want to address old links coming from the old site that was built in Tumblr. I was glad to see the wildcard feature since Tumblr uses folders like /posts/, /archive/, /tagged/ and /search/, etc.

    Initially when I set the redirect from /posts/* to https://www.flyerfever.com/ it worked like expected but then later I discovered any old link would point to my default 404 page in WordPress. I was able to repeat this pattern today where initially the wildcards worked and then suddenly stopped working.

    I essentially want all old links to point to the new home page.

    Here is an old link to test:
    http://www.flyerfever.com/post/126509494803/atari-theatre

    Thanks,
    Dan

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  • Plugin Support Faria Aarin

    (@aarin)

    Hi @dphower,

    Good Day!

    That is very unusual! I tried from my end and it seems to be working fine. Could you please create a support ticket here so that we can investigate the issue and resolve this as soon as possible?

    Thank you.

    Thread Starter Dan

    (@dphower)

    Faria,
    Thanks for the prompt reply. I just submitted a bug report and strangely enough as I was writing it, I tested the old links again and they are working (again). Which I’m glad for but it doesn’t explain the last 4 to 6 weeks where I couldn’t get them working again, because I know when I first set them up, they worked fine.

    Thread Starter Dan

    (@dphower)

    Faria,
    A related question. If I want to capture any old links using the folder /posts/ from either http:// or https://, do I need to declare those separately?

    Currently
    /posts/* > https://www.flyerfever.com/

    Proposed
    http://www.flyerfever.com/posts/* > https://www.flyerfever.com/
    https://www.flyerfever.com/posts/* > https://www.flyerfever.com/

    Thanks,
    Dan

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Dan.
    Thread Starter Dan

    (@dphower)

    Hello again,
    I added the additional redirects shown above and that did the trick. After testing old links all day, I’m convinced that I just wasn’t covering all the redirects I needed.

    Thanks,
    Dan

    Plugin Support Faria Aarin

    (@aarin)

    Hello @dphower,

    Glad to hear that you’ve been able to sort it out. Please feel free to get in touch if you need any help.

    Thank you.

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