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Redirection is a WordPress plugin to 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.

And it’s 100% free!

New features include:

404 error monitoring – captures a log of 404 errors and allows you to easily map these to 301 redirects
Custom ‘pass-through’ redirections allowing you to pass a URL through to another page, file, or website.
Full logs for all redirected URLs
All URLs can be redirected, not just ones that don’t exist
Redirection methods – redirect based upon login status, redirect to random pages, redirect based upon the referrer!

Existing features include:

Automatically add a 301 redirection when a post’s URL changes
Manually add 301, 302, and 307 redirections for a WordPress post, or for any other file
Full regular expression support
Apache .htaccess is not required – works entirely inside WordPress
Redirect index.php, index.html, and index.htm access
Redirection statistics telling you how many times a redirection has occurred, when it last happened, who tried to do it, and where they found your URL
Fully localized

Redirection is available in:

English
French by Oncle Tom
Hebrew by Rami
Spanish by Juan
Simplified Chinese by Sha Miao
Catalan by Robert Bu
Japanese by Naoko McCracken
Hindi by Ashish
Russian by Grib
Bahasa Indonesia by Septian Fujianto
German by Fabian Schulz
Italian by Raffaello Tesi
Ukrainian by WordPress plugins Ukraine
Polish by Kuba Majerczyk
Arabic by Jerry John
Brazilian Portuguese by Pedro Padron
Dutch by Marlon Navas, Pieter Carette, and Bart Kummel
Hungarian by daSSad and Szépe Viktor
Turkish by Fatih Cevik
Romanian by InboxTranslations
Greek by Stefanos Kofopoulos
Belarusian by Alexander Ovsov
Czech by Martin Jurica
Danish by Rasmus Himmelstrup
Persian by Danial Hatami

Please submit bugs and patches to https://github.com/johngodley/redirection

The plugin is simple to install:

Download redirection.zip
Unzip
Upload redirection directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
Configure the options from the Manage/Redirection page

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.

Full documentation can be found on the Redirection page.

Why would I want to use this instead of .htaccess?

Ease of use. Redirections are automatically created when a post URL changes, and it is a lot easier to manually add redirections than to hack around a .htaccess. You also get the added benefit of being able to keep track of 404 errors.

What is the performance of this plugin?

The plugin works in a similar manner to how WordPress handles permalinks and should not result in any noticeable slowdown to your site.

2.5

Fix no group created on install
Fix missing export key on install
Add 408 HTTP code, props to radenui
Fix imported URLs set to regex, props to alpipego
Fix sorting of URLs, props to JordanReiter
Don’t cache 407s, props to rmarchant
Abort redirect exit if no redirection happened, props to junc

2.4.5

Ensure cleanup code runs even if plugin was updated
Extra sanitization of Apache & Nginx files, props to Ed Shirey
Fix regex bug, props to romulodl
Fix bug in correct group not being shown in dropdown

2.4.4

Fix large advanced settings icon
Add text domain to plugin file, props Bernhard Kau
Better PHP7 compatibility, props to Ohad Raz
Better Polylang compatibility, props to imrehg

2.4.3

Bump minimum WP to 4.0.0
Updated German translation, props to Konrad Tadesse
Additional check when creating redirections in case of bad data

2.4.2

Add Gulp task to generate POT file
Fix a problem with duplicate positions in the redirect table, props to Jon Jensen
Fix URL monitor not triggering
Fix CSV export

2.4.1

Fix error for people with an unknown module in a group

2.4

Reworked modules now no longer stored in database
Nginx module (experimental)
View .htaccess/Nginx inline
Beginnings of some unit tests!
Fix DB creation on activation, props syntax53
Updated Japanese locale, props to Naoko
Remove deprecated like escaping

2.3.16

Fix export options not showing for some people

2.3.15

Fix error on admin page for WP 4.2

2.3.14

Remove error_log statements
Fix incorrect table name when exporting 404 errors, props to brazenest/synchronos-t

2.3.13

Split admin and front-end code out to streamline the loading a bit
Fix bad groups link when viewing redirects in a group, props to Patrick Fabre
Improved plugin activation/deactivation and cleanup
Improved log clearing

2.3.12

Persian translation by Danial Hatami
Fix saving a redirection with login status, referrer, and user agent
Fix problem where deleting your last group would cause Redirection to only show an error
Add limits to referrer and destination in the logs
Redirect title now shows in the main list again. The field is hidden when editing until toggled
Fix ‘bad nonce’ error, props to Jonathan Harrell
Remove old WP code

2.3.11

Fix log cleanup options
More space when editing redirects
Better detection of regex when importing
Restore export options
Fix unnecessary protected

2.3.10

Another compatibility fix for PHP < 5.3
Fix incorrect module ID used when creating a group
Fix .htaccess duplication, props to Jörg Liwa

2.3.9

Compatibility fix for PHP < 5.3

2.3.8

Fix plugin activation error
Fix fatal error in table nav, props to spacedmonkey

2.3.7

New redirect page to match WP style
New module page to match WP style
Configurable permissions via redirection_role filter, props to RodGer-GR
Fix saving 2 month log period
Fix importer
Fix DB creation to check for existing tables

2.3.6

Updated Italian translation, props to Raffaello Tesi
Updated Romanian translation, props to Flo Bejgu
Simplify logging options
Fix log deletion by search term
Export logs and 404s to CSV

2.3.5

Default log settings to 7 days, props to Maura
Updated Danish translation thanks to Mikael Rieck
Add per-page screen option for log pages
Remove all the corners

2.3.4

Fix escaping of URL in admin page

2.3.3

Fix PHP strict, props to Juliette Folmer
Fix RSS entry date, props to Juliette
Fix pagination

2.3.2

WP 3.5 compatibility
Fix export

2.3.0

Remove 404 module and move 404 logs into a separate option
Add Danish translation, thanks to Rasmus Himmelstrup

2.2.14

Clean up log code, using WP_List_Table to power it
Update Hungarian translation

2.2.13

Fix some broken links in admin pages

2.2.12

Cleanup some XSS issues

2.2.11

Add Lithuanian
Add Belarusian
Add Czech
Fix order of redirects, thanks to Nicolas Hatier

2.2.10

Fix XSS in referrers log

2.2.9

Fix XSS in admin menu
Update Russian translation, thanks to Alexey Pazdnikov

2.2.8

Add Romanian translation, thanks to Alina
Add Greek, thanks to Stefanos Kofopoulos

2.2.7

Better database compatibility

2.2.6

Remove warning from VaultPress

2.2.5

Add Turkish translation, thanks to Fatih Cevik
Fix search box
Fix 410 error code
Fix DB errors when MySQL doesn’t auto-convert data types

2.2.4

Add Hungarian translation, thanks to daSSad

2.2.3

Remove debug from htaccess module

2.2.2

Fix encoding of JS strings

2.2.1

More Dutch translation
Use fgetcsv for CSV importer – better handling
Allow http as URL parameter

2.2

Add Dutch translation
Props to Ben Noordhuis for a patch
WordPress 2.9+ only – cleaned up all the old cruft
Better new-install process
Upgrades from 1.0 of Redirection no longer supported
Optimized DB tables

2.1.29

Fix problem with custom post types auto-redirecting (click on ‘groups’ and then ‘modified posts’ and clear any entries for ‘/’ from your list)

2.1.28

Brazilian Portuguese translation

2.1.27

Arabic translation

2.1.26

WP 3.0 compatibility

2.1.25

Fix deep slashes

2.1.24

Add Ukrainian translation
Add Polish translation
Database optimisation

2.1.23

Add Bahasa Indonesian translation
Add German translation
Add patch to disable logs (thanks to Simon Wheatley!)

2.1.22

Pre WP2.8 compatibility fix

2.1.21

Fix #620
Add Russian translation

2.1.20

Fix for some users with problems deleting redirections

2.1.19

Add Hindi translation
Fix some ajax

2.1.18

Fix module deletion

2.1.17

Log JS fixes

2.1.16

Fix group edit and log add entry

2.1.15

Use WP Ajax
Add Japanese

2.1.14

Fix #457
Add #475, #427
Add Catalan translation.
WP2.8 compatibility

2.1.13

Add Spanish and Chinese translation

2.1.12

Add icons
Disable category monitoring

2.1.11

Errors on some sites

2.1.10

Missing localisations

2.1.9

Fix ‘you do not permissions’ error on some non-English sites

2.1.8

Fix category change ‘quick edit’

2.1.7

Fix #422, #426

2.1.6

Redirection loops

2.1.5

Fix #366, #371, #378, #390, #400.
Add #370, #357

2.1.4

RSS feed token

2.1.3

Re-enable import feature

2.1.2

Minor button changes

2.1.1

Force JS cache
Fix log deletion

2.1

Change to jQuery
Nonce protection
Fix #352, #353, #339, #351
Add #358, #316.

2.0.12

Disable category monitor in 2.7

2.0.11

Hebrew translation

2.0.10

Fix small issues in display with WP 2.7

2.0.9

Fix delete redirects

2.0.8

Refix log delete

2.0.7

Fix incorrect automatic redirection with static home pages

2.0.6

Support for wp-load.php

2.0.5

Fix #264

2.0.4

get_home_path seems not be available for some people

2.0.3

Fix #248
Update plugin.php to better handle odd directories

2.0.2

Correct DB install
Fix IIS problem

2.0.1

Install defaults when no existing redirection setup

2.0

New version

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