Page Redirection: How to Set up Redirects in WordPress

How to set up WordPress 301 redirects

One of the biggest reasons why WordPress is so popular is because there is pretty much a plugin to help solve any problem you may have. One of the most common problems we get asked about is, “How do I setup 301 Redirections for my site?”.  To get this accomplished, we recommend the use of the plugin Safe Redirect Manager. We do not provide access to a site’s .htaccess file, so a plugin is nessesary if you want to do any redirects, such as 301 redirects.

You can get this plugin by either going to the link above, downloading the plugin and installing it on your site, or use the following method:

Log into your site via the WordPress Dashboard and click on the Plugins Tab, then the “Add New” button,  that should look like what you see below. In the text field type in the word “Safe Redirect Manager”.

WordPress plugin search screen.

You should see something similar to this come up after the search.

Safe Redirect WordPress Plugin Screenshot

Information on how to use the plugin, and for help with the plugin, you can get assistance from the plugin developers on the plugin’s page.

The plugin allows you to do different types of redirects, including 301 redirects. If you are familiar with using Regular Expressions, the plugin also allows you to write your own redirect rules.

If you need more programmatic control over your redirects, have a look at our article on custom-redirects.php »

Zach Wiesman

Zach has 12+ years of experience with WordPress, from creating and maintaining client sites, to providing support and developing documentation. A knack for problem-solving and providing solutions led Zach to pursue a job with Automattic providing customer support in 2015 working with WooCommerce support, and now Zach has recently joined our team here at Pressable. Outside of work, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, and working on projects around the house.

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