Earlier I have written about the different types of redirects and what does it mean. I have taken the reference of the redirection WordPress plugin to redirect and handle the NOT FOUND error.
For those who haven’t read my previous post, please do read it.
- Whenever we delete, remove, change the URL of a web page, then it is not available for the users. When someone tries to access that URL then it will through the 404 PAGE NOT FOUND error. To avoid this issue, we have to redirect the old page URL to the new URL.
- To redirect the old URL to the new one, we can use redirection WordPress plugins.
- Temporary redirect, permanent redirect are the types of redirects that we can use on our blog as per our requirements.
- There are various ways where we can manage the redirects in the WordPress blog.
You can manage all the redirects by using any WordPress Redirection plugin. Redirection is a very popular and easy to use, configure WordPress plugin. Here, I am going to tell you about how you can manage redirection on your WordPress blog.
Before moving forward, you need to install and activate the Redirection WordPress plugin.
Now, go to Tools >> Redirection
You will see the dashboard of the redirection plugin having a very simple user interface.
First, I would suggest you analyze all the 404 PAGE NOT FOUND pages on your blog. The best thing about redirection plugin is you can easily track all the 404 errors from your blog in the 404 tabs. This plugin will continuously monitor your blog for the 404 error and will report you if any found.
Open the 404 tabs, and you can see lots of errors are there. You could see the 404 for images too, also for tags, categories, and all other things.
Here, you have to consider only the page and post URLs, forget about others those are the bots errors.
- WP-Smush WordPress plugin to compress images
- WordPress plugins directory
- How to find and fix broken links in WordPress?
You will see the redirect link, at the bottom of each not found link, click on that and provide the new URL. Once you put the new URL, Google will start to redirect the old URL to your newly added link. Refer below snapshot
Here, you will see the Delete 404’s checkbox, and you can check this to delete the logs to avoid further logs for the redirected link.
Why we are doing this or Why we need this plugin?
If we deleted, moved or changed the URL of the post, then readers will see the 404 pages not found an error that is not suitable for your blog’s SEO. We can quickly redirect such not found links to another URL.
Is it a free plugin?
Yes, this plugin is entirely free.
Will this plugin track the 404 error of the whole blog?
Yes, this plugin will automatically detect all the 404 page not found pages.
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