Plugin works great, it would be greater if after a few seconds it apply the redirect. so google and other users and bots see the 404 page which is a must for SEO. so it needs to redirect to home page after a few seconds.
Works very well, just as the name says!
Thank you - simple plugin perfect for quick setup.
This is a great plugin to use for new sites that have old indexed pages, commonly misspelled domain/website names or for any other website. One of my essential plugins!
This is the incorrect way to handle a 404. You can specify a custom 404 page right in your .htaccess file. It's nice that there is a plugin for those that don't want to or don't know how to manage a .htaccess file, but this plugin does it in the wrong way.
The problem is it forwards the visitor to your "404" page, but the status code it gives is 200. So if old pages are indexed in Google, even though you are taking them to your custom 404 page, you're telling Google that the original page actually exists. It's inconsistent. It needs to give a 404 status.
The plugin does not work if you want to redirect to an https page, only http.
I would have liked it to cache the 404 redirects, so that it would be faster each time.
Love this plugin and have it installed on all my sites. You can define a specific page for all 404 errors to be directed to or just use the homepage. Awesome!
Works at it should.
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