On the theme of broken links and WordPress website migrations, this week we take a look at a useful plugin that can help you with both. Sometimes when you have to change the permalinks of your posts or pages, you may forget to redirect them or make a small error. That is when your website users will land on an unavailable page, or ‘404 error’, by following the old URL which doesn’t exist anymore. This can have a large impact on the usability of your website. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this.
Redirection is a useful plugin that keeps track of all your 301 redirections. It will also keep track of 404 errors and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. The plugin works by automatically adding a 301 redirection when the URL of a posts changes. Alternatively, you can also add 301, 302, and 307 redirections manually for a post. You can redirect all the URLs and also have full logs for all redirected URLs. This is particularly useful when you are transferring content from one WordPress site to another, as Redirection will keep an eye on every redirects.
Be sure to read more about it here and download today!