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How frequently do you write blog posts knowing that they've got a very limited shelf life, or post a news post knowing it'll be out of date in a months time?

All the time right? Then why not make the links garnered by those posts work for for you? A 301 redirect is the best way to do so!

Well, now there's a quick and easy solution for the more non-technical amongst us. SEP has developed a 301 redirect plugin for WordPress.


What Does It Do?

This plugin permits you to:

  1. easily 301 redirect any blog post or page (future or past) to any other post or page (internal or external site) by merely entering the url to redirect to.
  2. choose a specific time and date to have the redirect occur

When to Use:

  1. when the information in the post has a limited shelf life, and provides no value after the fact
  2. when you dramatically improve an existing post, and want previous less extensive posts to support the ranking of the new post
  3. when a post does not rank for the desired terms, redirecting and combining the link power of more than one post may secure the desired rankings.

How to Get it?
Simple …. merely download the file from here http://www.searchenginepeople.com/tools/wp-301redirect.zip

How to Install it?
Here's a great guide to installing WordPress plugins … How To Install a WordPress Plugin

How To Use it?
Simple … enter the date you need the redirect to occur on, and the page/site you want the specified page redirected to. Voila … done!
301 Redirect WordPress Plugin

The plugin is free of charge so go ahead and try it. You may want to bookmark this page though as we'll make updates to the plugin via this page. Now … feel free to try it!

Enjoy!

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32 Responses to “301 Redirect Plugin for WordPress … for Non-Technical Bloggers”

  1. This is a sweet plugin. Great work! This is definitely a useful plugin that will be a mainstay in all of my blog setups.

  2. Metaspring says:

    Thanks for developing the plug in and explaining how it works in simple, lucid terms.

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  4. funny news says:

    Oh man! I'd been wondering how to do exactly this last week for my friend's political news blog. You can bet he's gonna hear about this plugin.

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  9. Would this plugin work to redirect the home page of a blog? If so how?

  10. Bill Canaday says:

    Hoo-Hah! I've been wondering what to do about last years posts … now I know!

    Thank you very much! (Or, as they say in Aruba … Masha Danke!)

  11. Anni says:

    Hi, I've installed this plugin but get the error

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /homepages/…./ single.php:1) in /homepages/…/wp-content/plugins/wp-301redirect/wp-301redirect.php on line 54

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /homepages/…/single.php:1) in /homepages/…/wp-content/plugins/wp-301redirect/wp-301redirect.php on line 55

    What should I change in code?
    Thanks a lot!

  12. Mr Article says:

    That's a great plugin for sure, i'll probably install it on my blog because i often post a run up to events and then post after it. Would it be good to use these 301 redirects for posts that are deleted too?

  13. Anni Pelmeni says:

    Hey, I fixed the error with header. It was something wrong with php code in single.php file. I just replaced first and commando geting header – it worked.

  14. Question on the plugin, what is the best time to set the 301 and what is the suggested use of the redirect http:// box?

    Would I just put in the name of the blog or a date?

  15. Michael D says:

    HaHa, I was searching for a plugin so I could update and 301 some old posts on my wordpress blog when I saw the face of Jeff Quipp. Plugin downloaded. You made my day!

  16. Hi, not sure if you saw my other post, but do you have an example of how this plugin is used, what to put in the empty field area? When is a good time to set the 301?

  17. I've installed it and now I know which pages are hit when and which ones are missing…a really good plugin for wordpress..

  18. John says:

    I get the following error.

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AND redirect_url IS NOT NULL' at line 1]
    SELECT (UNIX_TIMESTAMP(NOW()) – UNIX_TIMESTAMP(expiry_date)) as datediff, redirect_url FROM wp_301redirect WHERE post_id = AND redirect_url IS NOT NULL

  19. wordpress says:

    wordpress…

    My blog is running on WP too. I really like this… updates keep the system secure, free themes give lots of nice designs and the look and feel of WP is just great! I love it!…

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  21. Marc says:

    Once you have installed the plugin where exactly do u make these changes?

    I can not find the plugin edit options anywhere in the wordpress interface????

  22. Jeff says:

    Hi this looks like a great plug-in, but I have ran into a little problem. The plug-in activates just fine, no errors. I am able to enter a redirect address into a post and update the date. But when I go to that post it does not redirect. I've tried clearing the browser cache, re-activating the plug-in, but it just won't work. Any ideas?

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  27. Rose says:

    Wow, looks just what I was searching for. Other redirect plugins I have tried in the past have interfered with site loading times, this looks nice and easy to use, cheers!

  28. Ray says:

    This looks like a great plugin. I have recently completely removed an old site and replaced it with a fresh start wordpress install. There are thousands of links in google now showing 404 not found. Can this be used to redirect to the home page or a certain page within the site?
    Thanks

  29. Steve says:

    Ah, awesome plugin, thanks guys for the tip! I was doing my 301s with htaccess before so this is a lot easier!

  30. I need this plugin, i searched for the same from a long time. Thank you mate for this lovely redirect plugin.

  31. Petra Weiss says:

    This looks like exactly what I have been looking for. I have 2 blogs around a similar topic and stopped posting to one, so now I want to redirect all the posts on it to the other blog. Will go and try now!