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Jaleesa Konjanan

SEO Specialist
6-10-2022 SEO tools,

The Redirection plugin in WordPress

Redirection is a handy WordPress plugin that helps you manage user experience and website navigation. It does this by setting custom rules for when someone tries to go to a part of your website that you don't want them to see. Examples include an outdated blog post or a page with sensitive information (such as your password or email). The Redirection plugin lets you redirect users from one URL to another. Moreover, you can customise redirection rules and even create different redirection chains. This depends on different needs. We explain to you what the Redirection plugin in WordPress is and how you can use it to create more pleasant user experiences.

What is the Redirection plugin in WordPress?

The Redirection plugin in WordPress is a way to redirect visitors to different pages or sections of your site. This can be very useful if you have a website with content that might be broken or outdated. If a visitor lands on one of these pages, he may get a 404 error message. This is not desirable for the visitor. With the Redirection plugin, you can redirect them to another page that is still relevant to what they were looking for. Even if you have a brand new website, the redirection plugin can be useful in a few different ways. First, you can use it to create custom 404 pages. People landing on broken links or pages that don't exist can now be redirected to something useful, such as a page with advice on how to navigate your site. Secondly, you can use it to redirect users to another URL if they try to go to a page you don't want them to see.

How do you use the plugin?

The Redirection plugin in WordPress gives you a lot of control over how you redirect users to different pages. To start using the Redirection plugin, you first need to install it from your WordPress dashboard. Once installed, you can go to the plugin's "Redirection" tab to start setting up your rules. To set up a rule, first select the page you want to redirect from the "From" drop-down menu and the page you want to redirect to from the "To" drop-down menu. You can also click the "Advanced" link to set a more complex rule. When setting redirection rules, you can also set an optional "end condition" that activates another rule. This means that if a person goes to one page, he will be redirected to another page, and so on until he reaches the page you want to see.

Advanced use of the Redirection plugin

The Redirection plugin in WordPress can do a lot, and if you really want to take advantage of it, you need to understand how to set up more complex rules. You can activate a rule that redirects users to another page when they land on a specific URL by checking the "On selected pages" box and setting the conditions in the drop-down menu. If you want to redirect users when they perform a specific action, such as filling in a contact form or clicking on a link, you can check the "On selected actions" box and set the conditions in the drop-down menu. You can also create a rule that redirects people who land on a specific page to another page and then redirects that page to another page and so on, creating a loop. To do this, tick the "On selected pages" box, select the "First rule" drop-down menu and set the first rule. Then set the "Second line" drop-down menu to "End line".

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