This is a good redirection tool when it works, but after recently updating the plugin, it completely failed and only rendered a white screen. I had to delete the plugin and go all the way back to a 2.2 version to find one that worked.
But when not having issues, it's an clear and easy to use plugin.
Especially helpful after a complete revision of a site or other major changes like server or host.
Great plugin - 5 star rate. Keep it up!
After a successful installation, I didn't see any Menu that let me access the configuration for this plugin. After checking the Plugins Page, and clicked on the provided link under the Redirection plugin's row, WordPress displayed an access-denied page.
You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page
Based on my previous experiences with plugin development issue, I took the opportunity to check the code, and look for the add_menu_page call and the capability that was set. So there was this function admin_menu(), with this line:
add_management_page( __( "Redirection", 'redirection' ), __( "Redirection", 'redirection' ), apply_filters( 'redirection_role', 'administrator' ), basename( __FILE__ ), array( &$this, "admin_screen" ) );
I changed the capability parameter, to this one:
add_management_page( __( "Redirection", 'redirection' ), __( "Redirection", 'redirection' ), 'manage_options', basename( __FILE__ ), array( &$this, "admin_screen" ) );
And this solved my problem. Hope this might be helpful for you.
While i was moving my website from hostgator to wpengine hosting; it was very complicated to setup redirects for my current urls. i tried working with .htaccess but most of the time it would break my website. This plugin is a life saver. Not only i was able to take care of my redirects but it also show me logs if there are any 404 pages. Very simple and easy to use.
I had to add several 301 redirects for one site with a rather weird structure. While this plugin did the job it should, I had to save each redirect before I could add the next one, as only one line was kept available per turn. With a rather large list to redirect, this became a bit time consuming.
When the developer releases two updates back-to-back that renders the plugin unusable, there's no reason for confusion on why it might get a low rating.
Stability/Functionality > Cosmetics
*I've used the plugin for some time but either the recent bugs I would suggest looking into another solution with a better track record for stability.
PS - There are no hosting or plugin conflicts. Just a broken plugin.
I am mystified by the 1 star ratings for this plugin. I can only think those poor folks must be experiencing a plugin or hosting conflict. I use Bluehost, and I have found that you should use the WordPress module in this plugin and not the Apache module, which can cause a conflict with the server.
I have thousands of links redirected through this plugin and can testify that it works as advertised.
Particularly useful after a transition from an old site with different URLs. Could use a little more documentation on the regular expression usage.
It seems Redirection plugin does not work with WPML!
Every time I add a new post in the secondary language Redirection plugin automatically creates a redirect from the secondary language home page to the most recent post.
You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.