Support » Plugin: Redirection » WAS Write once – never delete

  • UPDATE 13/2/18: Moving 3.1.1 to 3.2 fixes this problem but here it is for reference.
    Thanks to the developer for the update.

    As was raised 7 months ago in the support forum, it is impossible to delete redirects once you have added them using the user interface. You can’t disable them either. I know this is a free plugin but if you can’t test and maintain it then please, save yourself and everybody else the trouble and remove it from the plugin repository. Thank you.

    TRICK for those of you stuck using this: just put XXX in front of redirects to effectively “delete” them.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by websanity. Reason: BUG FIXED
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  • Hi @websanity, I have been using this plugin for a long time. I have never run into this issue myself. This could be due to a plugin or theme conflict somewhere.

    Kind regards

    Thanks mbrsolution: I have several sites doing this and I found a support thread where people were discussing the same issue a few months back which just got closed without a resolution. I have a site in development early stages so will try all plugins off and see if I can find out what is happening. Possibly a security plugin blocking something but it is just the deletion process that isn’t working so I suspect a coding error/difference of behaviour there. I will post back when I have some info which perhaps will help people or the developer.

    You are most welcome.

    It will be very good for you to post any more information and or solutions to your issue. As you mentioned, this would help other and especially the plugin developers.

    Kind regards

    It was a bug, not a plugin conflict: moving plugin 3.1.1 to 3.2 (just released) and it now works. Recommend everybody updates and that developer looks up what “regression testing” is 🙂

    Plugin Author John Godley


    @websanity, thanks for your input and recommendations.

    To clarify, the problem was not reported 7 months ago. Version 3.1 was released on the 27th of January, which is just over 3 weeks ago. I do not know what else you are referring to, but it is not the same as this.

    There was a problem with certain sites that affected the deletion of data. This was not a bug, but a clash with the particular setup that resulted in the problem.

    At the time of writing there are 54,249 other plugins that can be run alongside Redirection, and countless server setups and hosting conditions to account for.

    The plugin was tested and worked perfectly fine in all environments I have available. I do not have the resources to test it with all the other plugins and setups.

    I’m sorry that it didn’t work in your setup, and for the others that reported the problem. This did not affect every user.

    Thanks to the generosity of some individuals I was able to locate the difference in their setup and change it so that the problem affected no one.

    As a developer I obviously do not want problems to be reported with the plugin. Saying that, problems do happen, and I work hard to fix them as quickly as I can. I don’t get paid to this, and it’s all done in my spare time. It is therefore very disheartening to read reports suggesting I should save everyone the trouble and remove the plugin, or to look up what regression testing means.

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