I agree with mhannigan, this plugin belongs in the WP core. It has always worked flawlessly on my sites (since v3.4.2) and covers so many link errors and omissions.
Until it's included as part of the core, I strongly recommend this as a necessary plugin!
This plugin SHOULD be included in the WordPress code base. There is no reason NOT to have this plugin. It proactively resolves many potential problems with permalinks, changing permalink structure, and incorrect search engine indexing of permalinks. There was a time (up until about 15 minutes ago) that if a sitemap was submitted to Google with a few thousand incorrect permalinks and you resubmitted it correctly, it could still take DAYS to crawl those bad links, give you a huge report of crawl errors to resolve and then finally index the correct ones that you submitted immediately after. Now, everything in between is eliminated. From what I've seen so far, I could submit a sitemap with ANY permalink structure, change the structure on my site to something ENTIRELY different, and this plugin will not only prevent me from getting crawl errors, but will allow the correct page to be indexed and/or send the user to the correct page, almost magically. Before this plugin, a broken link could sit on page one of a search result for weeks and be useless to me. Now, there is no such thing as a broken link. I LOVE this plugin. It's a MUST have!
The beta version is even better.
It works perfectly!
This is the first plugin that I am writing review for because I felt compelled to thank the developers for this smooth solution that saves effort to add 301 redirects in htaccess file each time a structural link is changes. It has also cleared all crawl errors from google websmater and is a very intelligent plugin that find the right page automatically.
Just awesome. Thanks a ton. I moved from WordPress to .org. But, changed the permalink structure. All the old links started throwing 404 errors. I used this plugin and it moves them to the correct blog post in the new site. Thanks for saving a lot of time and sparing me headache.
I've used in 3 differents projects after changing permalink / informational structure and helped avoid - or solve - all crawl errors thats comes after the changes
I think I love you. This plugin worked perfectly and saved me a ton of work and stress after my switch from blogger to WordPress. I didn't know what to do with the almost 1000 broken link (404) notices, but now all the links I'm checking...work! Thanks!
migrated my wife's blogger site with over 1,100 posts to wordpress (same custom domain), installed this plugin, and voila - all of the old blogger post URLs that i tried were automatically redirected to the new wordpress post URL.
such a life saver! going to donate now :-D
I changed permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postanme%.html and this did the thing I was after to not get any dead links in the SERP and so on.
You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.