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Yoast Redirect Plugn Not Working What Happened? (3 posts)

  1. newvs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was trying to use yoast's redirect plugin. My website is currently set on default for permalinks. When I tried to use the redirection plugin it said "Your Redirects You don't have to do any redirects, WordPress will do it for you." How am I going to get to /%postname%/ format now? When I changed to the post name format in the wordpress permalink page (very briefly for about 3-5 mins) and tried a few urls the new urls did work but the old urls (which did work) did not redirect. So I changed back to default quickly. And for some reason my memory usage jumped a gigantic amount. What is going on? Do I have to wait longer and it will all auto resolve or is there something more to be done?

  2. Zara Walsh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you make any changes before it broke?

    Upgrade WordPress or the plugin itself or another plugin or activate error reporting or install a plugin that may have error reporting activated?

  3. newvs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Zara for the support. I did not make any changes before it broke. And the plugin comes from the yoast website so I cannot upgrade it at all. I do not think its my wordpress version. After reviewing my experience I THINK this is what happened. When I changed my permalinks briefly it naturally takes up a BUNCH of memory because its rerouting everything to a new permalink structures this is not a everyday memory function so it takes up a lot of data. And I simply did not wait long enough so the old pages did not have enough time for deletion and to naturally reroute to the new wordpress permalink structures. Thus this explains why the plugin said "Your Redirects You don't have to do any redirects, WordPress will do it for you." because wordpress will actually reroute all default links to /%postname%/ when I change it through the normal method. In theory the only thing I would have to do to resolve this problem is change the structure in settings and wait. (I do not know how long it may be a few days or so and would like some insight on this subject but data for this is a bit limited. My guess is 1-30 days because servers have to get updated to reroute everything.) If more people have insight in this situation it would be greatly appreciated.

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