Best WordPress Redirect Plugins for Your WooCommerce Store
Over the years working with WordPress I have come across several situations where I needed to use a redirection plugin on a personal or a client’s website. There are several plugins for anything that you need to do in WordPress and when it comes to creating URL redirects in WordPress, there are so many options that a new user can sometimes really get confused about which one to go with.
So, we got a related question from our audience and decided to write this piece to provide my take on the top 5 redirect plugins for WordPress.
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military_tech Best Redirect Plugins for WordPress
This WordPress redirect plugin by author John Godley is the first one that comes up when you search for redirection in the WordPress plugin library. This one happens to be my favorite one for a long time and there are good reasons for that
2 Simple 301 Redirects
No advanced settings with no complicated settings make this one of the easiest, yet diverse redirect plugins to use. This plugin is primarily designed to handle the 301 redirect setting, once the content from one location to the other is permanently moved. It is one of the best redirect plugins for WordPress.
The best use of this is seen when there is a need for changing the hosts or domains and at the same time page ranking to needs be preserved, or if you have removed a URL and looking for a simple way to redirect the old URL to a new page. The plugin would keep the old links intact and then all the traffic (user) would be redirected to the newly available content.
3 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin
This one is a very popular plugin with more than 200,000 recorded users so far. The functionality is quite smooth and easy which splits into two different categories, which are given as follows:
- Individual Redirects:– These are quite straightforward to use with no need for an existing post or page. You just need to enter the URL (request) and the destination URL and the rest would be handled automatically by the tool. This approach is good with fixing the incorrect permalinks, issues with the content that has been moved, and also the updated URLs.
- Quick Redirects:– This option is for the already existing content on the website. It would add a Meta box over the post (edit) screen and that would allow you to specify the desired redirect type and its location.
4 Safe Redirect Manager
This is a lightweight WordPress redirection plugin. One unique thing about this plugin is that unlike many other redirection plugins that store redirects in options table in the database, this one stores them as Custom Post Types.
A unique security feature of this plugin is that it only allows redirects created to whitelisted hosts, which may be useful for certain websites.
This WordPress redirect plugin also allows you to choose the status code (301 or 302 etc.) when creating a redirect and it handles the whitelisting or URLs automatically.
5 SEO Redirection plugin
Another WordPress redirect plugin is SEO Redirection. This one appears to have almost all the features like the number 1 in our list. It can be used for different types of redirects, such as 301, 302, 307 and 404, etc. Also, have the error monitoring feature among other goodies. This is a good plugin overall. But I have seen reports of certain issues, for example, interference with JetPack and a serious security vulnerability which caused rank lower in our list. Hope to see things improve and we will move it up on the list.
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You can easily set up redirects with the above-mentioned WordPress redirect plugins. This enables you to save yourself and your customers from any inconvenience. We hope this helped!