I had the wonderful pleasure this weekend of converting my church website from static HTML pages into the awesome WordPress blogging platform.
You see, I was used to doing it the old and boring way: using.htaccess. However, this plugin actually made setting up redirects a breeze.
Installation was as simple as uploading the plugin file and hitting activate. It can’t get any more easier than that.
Where to Find the Options
The options are hidden away under the “Manage” tab, but once you think about it, the location is a good fit for how the plugin operates.
Inputting the Redirects
Putting the redirects into place involved filling out a form with the source location and the target location. And adding the URL is a snap. It’s all done via AJAX, so it’s very quick.
The Redirects After Adding
Some smarts are built in so that if you enter a full path for the source location, the plugin will trim it down for .htaccess goodness.
Once again, all redirects are applied via AJAX, so adding in redirects is fast and easy.
And Editing a Redirect is Simple Too
You can also edit and save existing redirects via AJAX as well. I think I had to pinch myself a few times to realize that yes, there is a plugin that awesome.
In short, I highly recommend trying out the WP Redirection plugin.
It’ll save you a load of time, you don’t have to edit the .htaccess file, and your readers are sent to the right place. What can get better than that?