4 Ways to Create Redirects in WordPress
- What is a redirect and why would you need one? 00:55
- A redirect is essentially telling the browser to go somewhere else.
- For example, say you removed a page on your website, so you want that page to redirect to your homepage.
- One benefit is that your users don’t get lost by a broken URL.
- The other benefit is for search engines. They really don’t like broken links!
- There are two types of redirects. 301 redirects are permanent, while 302 redirects are temporary.
- Use a Plugin 02:41
- The easiest way to create redirects in WordPress is with a redirect plugin. We recommend a plugin called Quick Page Post Redirect Plugin.
- Create manually through the .htaccess file 03:18
- Before you make any changes to the .htaccess file, make a backup.
- Then, it’s fairly simple to create a redirect. You can do a simple Google Search for instructions on how to do this.
- Or you can check out this great post by Elegant Themes on how to create redirects in WordPress.
- Cpanel/hosting level 05:13
- You’ll find this in the Domains section of your Cpanel.
- This is another easy way to set up redirects.
- Use Cloudflare 06:17
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