Manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and improve your site, with no knowledge of Apache or Nginx needed.
Redirection is the most popular redirect manager for WordPress. With it you can easily manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This can help reduce errors and improve your site ranking.
Redirection is designed to be used on sites with a few redirects to sites with thousands of redirects.
It has been a WordPress plugin for over 10 years and has been recommended countless times. And it’s free!
Full documentation can be found at https://redirection.me
Redirection is compatible with PHP from 5.4 and upwards (including 7.2).
Create and manage redirects quickly and easily without needing Apache or Nginx knowledge. If your WordPress supports permalinks then you can use Redirection to redirect any URL.
There is full support for regular expressions so you can create redirect patterns to match any number of URLs. You can match query parameters and even pass them through to the target URL.
The plugin can also be configured to monitor when post or page permalinks are changed and automatically create a redirect to the new URL.
In addition to straightforward URL matching you can redirect based on other conditions:
A configurable logging option allows to view all redirects occurring on your site, including information about the visitor, the browser used, and the referrer. A ‘hit’ count is maintained for each redirect so you can see if a URL is being used.
Logs can be exported for external viewing, and can be searched and filtered for more detailed investigation.
Display geographic information about an IP address, as well as a full user agent information, to try and understand who the visitor is.
You are able to disable or reduce IP collection to meet the legal requirements of your geographic region.
HTTP headers can be adder to redirects or your entire site that help reduce the impact of redirects or help increase security. You can also add your own custom headers.
Redirection will keep track of all 404 errors that occur on your site, allowing you to track down and fix problems.
Errors can be grouped to show where you should focus your attention, and can be redirected in bulk.
You can match query parameters exactly, ignore them, and even pass them through to your target.
By default Redirection will manage all redirects using WordPress. However you can configure it so redirects are automatically saved to a .htaccess file and handled by Apache itself.
If you use Nginx then you can export redirects to an Nginx rewrite rules file.
Fine-grained permissions are available so you can customise the plugin for different users. This makes it particularly suitable for client sites where you may want to prevent certain actions, and remove functionality.
The plugin has a fully-featured import and export system and you can:
You can also import from the following plugins:
Yes, it’s really free. There’s no premium version and no need to pay money to get access to features. This is a dedicated redirect management plugin.
Please submit bugs, patches, and feature requests to:
Please submit translations to:
The plugin is simple to install:
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You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.
Full documentation can be found on the Redirection page.
Ease of use. Redirections are automatically created when a post URL changes, and it is a lot easier to manually add redirections than to hack around a .htaccess. You also get the added benefit of being able to keep track of 404 errors.
The plugin works in a similar manner to how WordPress handles permalinks and should not result in any noticeable slowdown to your site.
* Add back compatibility fix for URL sanitization
* Fix problem with UTF8 characters in a regex URL
* Fix invalid characters causing an error message
* Fix regex not disabled when removed
= 2.2.8 and earlier
* Add Romanian translation, thanks to Alina
* Add Greek, thanks to Stefanos Kofopoulos
* Better database compatibility
* Remove warning from VaultPress
* Add Turkish translation, thanks to Fatih Cevik
* Fix search box
* Fix 410 error code
* Fix DB errors when MySQL doesn’t auto-convert data types
* Remove debug from htaccess module
* Fix encoding of JS strings
* Use fgetcsv for CSV importer – better handling
* Allow http as URL parameter
* Props to Ben Noordhuis for a patch
* WordPress 2.9+ only – cleaned up all the old cruft
* Better new-install process
* Upgrades from 1.0 of Redirection no longer supported
* Optimized DB tables
* Change to jQuery
* Nonce protection
* Disable category monitor in 2.7
* Fix small issues in display with WP 2.7
* Fix delete redirects
* Refix log delete
* Fix incorrect automatic redirection with static home pages
* Support for wp-load.php
* get_home_path seems not be available for some people
* Update plugin.php to better handle odd directories
* Correct DB install
* Fix IIS problem
* Install defaults when no existing redirection setup
* Fix problem with custom post types auto-redirecting (click on ‘groups’ and then ‘modified posts’ and clear any entries for ‘/’ from your list)
* WP 3.0 compatibility
* Fix deep slashes
* Database optimization
* Add patch to disable logs (thanks to Simon Wheatley!)
* Pre WP2.8 compatibility fix
* Fix for some users with problems deleting redirections
* Fix some ajax
* Fix module deletion
* Log JS fixes
* Fix group edit and log add entry
* Use WP Ajax
* WP2.8 compatibility
* Disable category monitoring
* Fix ‘you do not permissions’ error on some non-English sites
* Fix category change ‘quick edit’
* Redirection loops
* RSS feed token
* Re-enable import feature
* Fix log deletion