How to Install, Activate and Configure, Redirection WordPress Plugin to manage 301 redirection and 404 error page hits thru your correct URL
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a. rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
Manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.
(Note : By doing this, I expected you have an internet connection and your own webhost or webserver on your localhost)
1. Login to your WordPress Administrator Account, to your Dashboard, go to Plugins then click Add New.
2. Click on Search, then type your desire plugins name, keyword, tag or author. Select Author then type the keyword or term Redirection, then click Search Plugins, it will show you relevant or exact search results.
3. Find the Redirection (I think it will be the first result), then click Install Now, to install the chosen plugin. The dialog prompt ask you to confirm to install the plugin, then click OK, to install it.
4. Then message will follow, installing plugin, then message that the plugin is successfully installed. Then you can click on Return to Plugin Installer to install another plugin or Activate the plugin you currently installed. You can click Installed Plugins and find Redirection to activate it.
ANOTHER METHOD: USING CPANEL
6. After you successfully download the zip file, go to your Cpanel Account, then File Manager, then browse to your wordpress folder then to the plugins folder. (As for example : wordpress/wp-content/plugins).
7. From there, upload the zip file, extract the file(redirection.zip), after the extraction, delete the zip file then head back to your WordPress account, then go to Plugins then click Installed Plugins. Find Redirection to activate it.
8. After the activation, go to Tools then click Redirection. From there, click Redirects tab, then you can add new redirection.
The Source URL would be the url that causing the 301 or 404 errors. The Match would be the Regular URL or with Referrer, Action would be like Redirect to the URL(target) or do nothing (your choice), and Lastly Target URL, were the old url should be redirected here.
You can also Group your redirection. And also see Logs, to monitor the error page hits.
(For more questions, visit their FAQ)
That’s it. Hopefully this helps you out 🙂
Related Entries / References :
WordPress.org – Redirection FAQ
WordPress.org – Download – Redirection
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How To Install WordPress Locally Using WAMP by Jcyberinux
WordPress.org – Official Site