How to Properly Create Redirects in WordPress

There is hundreds reason why we need to redirect one URL to another, but this feature does not comes as standard In WordPress.  Thankfully there are many plugins out there that can handle the task easily. Some of them are very simple and easy to use while some are complicated.

In this WordPress tutorial, we will learn how to properly create redirects in WordPress website.

What is 301 redirect?

A 301 redirect mean the original old URL has been move to the new URL.There are many ways to setup and redirect 301 on site.

1)   Best Redirect Plugin Wordpres For Properly Creating 301 Redirect

Redirection, Which is free and available in the WordPress repository.

Installing and Setup 301 redirects in Redirection Plugin

Login to your website Dashboard go to Plugins >> Add New >> enter the name of plugin called redirection. Once plugin installed successfully goto the setting of Redirection plugin.

 

 

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Now insert the old URL to the new Url one by one and hit the add redirection button. Now your have done 301 redirects properly.

2)    Using Best SEO plugin YOAST for Editing Htaccess

We can easily edit the htaccess file through WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, but you have to be very careful to change anything in the htaccess file. If you missed something, you could break something and then you will not be able to access this page inside the WordPress dashboard panel.

 

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You will totally break the site if you did any mistake in htaccess file. The best way to edit hatccess file is through FTP which is the right way and you can easily change or correct something and save it.

Check Also: Create Hyperlink in Weebly Site

 

3)    Using the Htaccess file to edit Url manually

We will need FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software to edit the htaccess file manually. Connect Via FTP to your WordPress directory and select the htaccess file to edit.First, make a backup of htaccess and then carefully edit the file and make all the changes save.

 

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Its important to redirect all your old links to the new pages of the website for better SEO and if you don’t want to loose your ranking in the search engine optimization. If you do not redirect the old links, then your website ranking will be lost, and you will start from scratch SEO.

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