Hey WordPress Fans, Am here again with some useful stuffs which you might consider helpful. We all know that WordPress is so flexible and its very easy alter so far you know or have some basic skills about it. So when running any WordPress based website, we might sometimes need to make some changes to site URL’s, Permalinks or slugs of posts for special purposes depending on the one you fall into.
As we all know that in the webmastering world, we all care about our SEO and Visitors, So in this case, you should make sure that you have an active 301 redirection in the sense that older posts or affected posts/pages can be easily accessed after any altering is been made. By this way, you can keep your visitors as well as the page ranking in the search engines or incoming queries.
If you do follow my blog, you will notice I once talked on how I successfully changed my Site Permalink and still maintained My SEO and Why I Did Change It. Do you missed it? then Click Here To Read in a NEW TAB.
Down to WordPress Beginners, As WordPress is flexible and offers powerful plugins to enable users to extend the website functionality, using a plugin is the easiest way to redirect visitors from one post to another.
My WordPress Redirection Plugins guide will give you easy ways to guide on how to redirect your WordPress pages by utilizing one particular plugin or the other.
Below are the List of My Favorite WordPress Redirection Plugins For SEO/User Experience Sake
1. Change Permalink Helper
I really do love this plugin, very light and strong enough to deal with any permalink or slug issue. Very easy to use as its a single click install and activate plugin. It can find a post in regard to its slug and then, it corrects the problem and link to the exact place. This was the exact plugin I used when I changed webspotted.com post permalink to .html and saved my SEO. Please Note That This Plugin Can Not Be Used Alongside With Any Other Redirection Plugin.
2. SEO Redirection Plugin
This plugin you can build redirections easily for your site, you can set up all types of redirection including 301,302 or 307 redirect, you can also monitor 404 error pages and redirect them in one mouse click, The Builder of this plugin concentrated on simplicity in this plugin to meet all user levels.
By: Fakhri Alsadi
Plugin Page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/seo-redirection/
Installation Guide: https://wordpress.org/plugins/seo-redirection/installation/
It Has 50,000+ Active Installs
3. Simple 301 Redirects
Simple 301 Redirections offers an easy way to redirect orders to any other page on the website. Generally, you cannot preserve your URL structure if you transfer the website to WordPress. However, this plugin can help you make it. After building up 301 redirects, visitors can go to your new page.
By: Scott Nelle
Plugin Page: http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-301-redirects/
Installation Guide: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-301-redirects/installation/
Has 100,000+ Active Installs
4. Permalink Finder Plugin
If WordPress cannot find a permalink, this plugin can detect the problem and inform you at the very first time. It queries the whole site database and pick out any words that seem similar to the found bad links. Then, when someone visits your website, they are taken to the right place rather than the former bad one.
Though this plugin has been updated 2years ago but still remain active on all wordpress sites as at the current time and date of this post.
By: Keith Graham
Plugin Page: http://wordpress.org/plugins/permalink-finder/
Installation Guide: https://wordpress.org/plugins/permalink-finder/installation/
Currently have 10,000+ Active Installs
5. 404 to 301 Plugin
With this, It will Automatically redirect, log and notify all 404 page errors to any page using 301 redirect for SEO. No more 404 Errors in WebMaster tool. You can as well choose your desired landing url for any 404 pages. 404 to 301 is a simple but amazing plugin which handles all 404 errors for you. and like i said earlier, It will redirect all 404 errors to any page that you set, using 301 (or any other).
Has 30,000+ Active Installs
By: Joel James
Plugin Page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/404-to-301
Installation Guide: https://wordpress.org/plugins/404-to-301/installation/
Redirection is a very useful and practical plugin that helps to detect any 301 redirection in WordPress websites. With this tool, you don’t have to worry about this kind of problem anymore. When you move your article, posts, and pages to a new website or change the category of a post, it can lead visitors to the right place automatically. It as well keep tracks of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
Plugin By: John Godley
Currently Have 500,000+ Active Installs
Plugin Page: http://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/
Installation Guide: https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/installation/
7. Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin
This plugin is helpful and gives you ways to redirect pages to any other. It comes with a lot of useful features and the allowance to put a rel=”nofollow” attribute, change the default URL, and many other. Note that, this option does not allow the nofollow link.
It Easily redirect pages/posts or custom post types to another page/post or external URL by specifying the redirect URL and type (301, 302, 307, meta). This type of redirect is great for fixing typos when a page was created, redirecting old URLs to a new URL so there is no 404, and to redirect links from an old site that has been converted to WordPress.
It Has 200,000+ Active Installs
Plugin Page: http://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/
Installation Guide: https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/installation/
Conclusion: Let Me Say Thanks For Reading Through and Congrats On Your Next Step In Advance 🙂 . I believe I have helped on your SEO aspects and also saved you some self coding stress or file alteration. I wish you the very best of luck in blogging with My WordPress Redirection Plugins Guide.
Remember To Share Your Experience With Me Via Comments. Tell Your Best Plugins and Also Share The Ones Which You Know Its Cool and I Never Made Mention 🙂 .