What Is 301 Redirect ?
Instruction 301 redirect states to redirect permanently from one URL to another.
301 redirect sends the site visitor or the google bots to different URL than one they written for browsing.
Thus 301 redirect is key to achieve your domain authority when the blog or site URL is changed.
301 , 302 both redirect and sends the visitors from one page to other preferred page , but how 301 is differ from 302. Only difference is 302 do this activity temporarily and 301 dot it permanently
Here we will discuss the redirection for WordPress website.
In this article we will cover How to Do it and how to create a redirect in WordPress hosted website, why do we need it, and when we should use 301 redirect.
let us take two URL as below-
These two domains are pointing to same site than we should use 301 redirect to increase search engine ranking and domain authority.
This is by editing the .htaccess file on the Apachi server. As this method is for Apachi server.
- 301 redirection is also excellent techniques to fix duplicate content offered by directing from duplicate URL to original content URL. You can also read
When Do You Need 301 Redirect?
it is needed
- Site address is changed
- A Page URL is removed and point to new URL
- when you change a permalink of a page
- It allows you to transfer all backlinks and traffic to New
How To Redirect Using WordPress plugin
Here ,We will let you know few WordPress Plugins for redirection of the URLs. This will allow you to redirect without writing even single code.
1. Yoast SEO (Free)
This plugin offer you the facility to edit your .htaccess file. Where you can put the 301 command in free module.
2. Redirection Plugin
This one the most popular plugin with main features for 301 redirection and 404 errors management.
This tool can be used for all purposes direction broken link, missing link.
Plugin most of the work automatically and does not effect the performance of the WordPress site.
This also help in finding 404 error on your WordPress blog. You can then redirect them to suitable URL.
Above given image is the dashboard of the redirection plugin.
3. Quick Page And Post Redirection Plugin
This plugin has two feature
- Quick redirect means 301 redirection
- Individual Redirection for Existing Posts/Page
- This plugin add an meta box to edit the screen for adding 301,302 or meta commands.
- it is available on the wordpress dashboard>plugin>add New Plugin
4. Safe Redirect Manager
It free and available on WordPress.org. it is an HTTP redirection manager for WordPress site.
it is available on the wordpress dashboard>plugin>add New Plugin, New can install and activate it.
5. Simple 301 Redirects
This is useful for those who does not want to tweak with the complicated plugins and moved their content to other domains permanently. it is available on the wordpress dashboard>plugin>add New Plugin
New can install and activate it.