What does this plugin do?
EPS 301 Redirects helps you manage and create 301 redirects for your WordPress website to improve your SEO and guest experience. With a user-friendly interface, EPS 301 Redirects is easy to install and configure. This plugin is installed on over 20,000 WordPress Websites, and the number grows higher every day. This plugin is perfect for new site designs, repairing links after re-organizing your existing WordPress content, or when your site has content that expires and you wish to avoid sending visitors to 404 pages.
- Choose from Pages, Posts, Custom Post types, Archives, and Term Archives from dropdown menus.
- Or, set a custom destination URL!
- Retain query strings across redirects
- Super-fast redirection
- Improved Import/Export feature for bulk additions.
- A 404 logger, that will easily convert into new redirects.
The Pro version of EPS 301 Redirects includes a new 404 logging feature:
The Pro Version of EPS 301 Redirects will add a new 404 tracking feature. Every 404 error will be logged, and you will have the power and flexibility to redirect them wherever you want them to go.
- See which Request URLs are causing 404 errors on your site.
- Discover which 404 errors are receiving the most traffic.
- Improve SEO by lowering your total number of 404 errors.
- Easily fix the 404 errors by turning them into redirects.
After receiving your copy of EPS 301 Redirects Pro you will receive a ZIP file to your email. Unzip and upload the contained folder into your WordPress Plugins directory. If you are using the non-premium version of EPS 301 Redirects, please delete or replace the old version.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Begin adding redirects in the Settings -> EPS 301 Redirects menu item.
- Keep an eye on the 404 tab and convert them into redirects on a regular basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a 301 Redirect?
A redirect is a simple way to re-route traffic coming to a Requested URL to different Destination URL.
A 301 redirect indicates that the page requested has been permanently moved to the Destination URL, and helps pass on the Requested URLs traffic in a search engine friendly manner. Creating a 301 redirect tells search engines that the Requested URL has moved permanently, and that the content can now be found on the Destination URL. An important feature is that search engines will pass along any clout the Requested URL used to have to the Destination URL.
I’m getting an error about the default permalink structure?
EPS 301 Redirects requires that you use anything but the default permalink structure.
My redirects aren’t working
This could be caused by many things, but please ensure that you are supplying valid URLs. Most common are extra spaces, extra slashes, spelling mistakes and invalid characters. If you’re sure they’re right, chances are your browser has cached the 301 redirect (in an attempt to make the redirection faster for you), but sometimes it doesn’t refresh as fast as we would like. Clear your browser cache, or wait a few minutes to fix this problem.
My redirects aren’t working – the old .html page still shows
For this plugin to work, the page must be within the WordPress environment. If you are redirecting older .html or .php files, you must first delete them. The plugin can’t redirect if the file still exists, sorry! You should look into .htaccess redirects if you want to keep these files on your server.
My redirects aren’t getting the 301 status code
Your Request or Redirect URLS may be incorrect; please ensure that you are supplying valid URLs. Check slashes. Try Viewing the page by clicking the Request URL – does it load correctly?
How do I delete a redirect?
Click the small X beside the redirect you wish to remove.
How do I add wildcards. or folder redirects?
Unfortunately this is not supported. You should look into .htaccess redirects for these advanced features.
What about query strings?
By default, any URL with a query string is considered unique, and will redirect to a unique page (if you so wish). The query string will be added to the Destination URL, which allows you to keep your tracking codes, affiliate codes, and other important data!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions/comments.