Redirect plays an important role to increase traffic and it is a very important part of blogging. You also want to set up Redirect in WordPress blog but don’t know how to then don’t worry we are going to let you know hot to set it up.
Before we start we are going to tell you that What is redirect and why we need it?
What and Why
Redirect is nothing but you are redirecting your visitors from one link to another. Sometimes in Google webmaster tool you will find crawl error like page not found that is called 301 redirect error. This type of error is bad for crawling your site and you need to provide solution for that. Now here we have to set up redirect which will redirect visitor to new page which is set by you with quick message that the page you are looking for is not available or removed.
When you remove any page or change permalink at that time you have to set up redirect. If you don’t do this then it will show error of 404 not found and this type of error can harm your site’s ranking and also create a negative side about your site in visitors’ mind.
How to set up Redirects in WordPress blog
This can be done by using simple WordPress plugins which are available free in WordPress store. So, now we will see these plugins which can help you to set up redirect
This is a very simple yet useful plugin to redirect visitors. Just install this plugin and set the redirect link. This plugin is also useful to find 404 errors on your site, so find it and redirect it
Page Links to
When you want to add any extra URL on any page means you want to redirect visitors from one opened page to another at that time this plugin is useful. You can add text link and when any user will click on it he/ she will be redirected to new link
Simple 301 redirects
This plugin is very easy to use; just add one link from where you want to redirect and then add another link where you want to redirect the visitors
301 Redirects using .htaccess
Plugins are good to use but sometime it will create delay of few microseconds to redirect, based on your hosting provider. At that time you can simply use this .htaccess code to redirect or to set up redirect. You can find this .htaccess file on your root directory, so just edit is and paste below given code at end
Redirect 301 /a-very-old-post/ http://yoursite.com/a-very-new-post/
Replace yoursite.com with your site’s name and it is ready to redirect
This is how you can set up redirect in WordPress blog and if this is helpful for you then kindly share it with others and also let us in comment section.