Today we are looking at the features of WP 301 Redirects Plugin, the best plugin to redirecting WordPress. The plugin helps you to manage and create 301 & 302 redirects for your WordPress site to improve SEO and visitor experience.
SEO experts say if you properly manage your 301 redirects, you can regain up to 15% SEO traffic easily.
Search engine giant Google says “If you need to change the URL of a page as it is shown in search engine results, we recommend that you use a server-side 301 redirect. This is the best way to ensure that users and search engines are directed to the correct page. The 301 status code means that a page has permanently moved to a new location.”
SEO experts say if you use 301 redirects properly, it could boost your SEO. If you do it wrong, it could hurt your SEO.
This post mainly to teach you about the features of the Plugin and how to use it. Let’s get into the features of the Plugin.
- Free to use
- Compatible with all latest WordPress versions
- User-friendly interface
- Option to choose redirects from Pages, Posts, Custom Post Types, Archives, etc.
- Import and export feature for bulk redirects management
- Redirects stats to know how much a redirection is used
When to use 301 Redirect?
I think you already know 301 Redirects are permanent redirects which mainly used when you need to use URL redirections permanently. If you are moving your site from one domain to a new domain, you can use 301 redirects. You have some blog posts with outdated contents or no longer available but you want to redirect users to another blog post on the same site, you can use 301 redirects.
If you are redesigning your website, you can add a coming soon page if you wish.
Use the Plugin
Now it’s time to learn to use the Plugin. It is really easier than you imagine. Install the Plugin from the WordPress directory and activate it. Once the plugin activated, go to the site setting and click “301 Redirects” and start to manage the redirects.
You can see the options to set 301 and 302 redirects.
Add the URL which you want to redirect to the “Redirect From” section and add the URL where you want to be redirected to the “Redirect To” section.
Also, at the top of the dashboard, you can see the option to import or export redirects. That’s it. You have successfully created redirections.