Redirects are yet another feature you can add to WordPress with plugins. Here’s how you can easily add new redirects to your site with the Quick Redirects plugin.
Redirecting Posts & Pages in WordPress
The first step is to install the Quick Page/Post Redirects plugin:
Once installed, you’ll find a new Quick Redirects panel in your dasboard:
How to add a redirect
To setup a new redirect, enter the URL you want visitors to be redirected from in the Request URL input. Then put the page you want visitors to be redirected to in the Destination URL input.
The NW box stands for new window. You most likely do not want to open the page in a new window. Ideally, visitors won’t notice they’re being redirected.
The NF box stands for “nofollow”. This is an SEO term that basically tells Google not to trust the link. If you’re redirecting from one page on your site to another, there’s no reason to use this option.
Quick Post/Page Redirects has a few other menus including one to configure all of your redirects.
If you’re just looking to add a few redirects to your site, you likely won’t need to touch any of these options. The majority of the settings here are for bulk editing all redirects at once.
One setting you may want to enable is the second option to hide the metabox on posts and pages. Quick Redirects adds this box below the editor for posts/pages, and you probably don’t need it:
Redirects are invaluable for webmasters. Over time, you’re bound to move posts and pages leaving 404 errors in their absence. The Quick Post/Page Redirects plugin is the simplest way to utilize redirects on your WordPress site.
If you have any questions about the plugin or redirecting pages with WordPress, please leave a comment below.