Installing the Simple 301 Redirects WordPress Plugin is a snap and it will take care of all your 301 redirecting needs. Of course 301 redirects are the solution you need when you have old URL’s not matching up to new URL’s thanks to a site move, permalink change or just a good old fashioned page deletion. Just because a page is gone doesn’t mean you have to break all those lovely indexed links?
So what do you do? You install the Simple 301 Redirects Plugin and forward the OLD URLs to the NEW URLs.
Installation couldn’t be easier. As shown in the video, you simply:
- Install the plugin from the WordPress Plugin directory and Activate it.
- Go to SETTINGS > 301 REDIRECTS
- Put your old URL (minus the main domain) in the left had box, and your new one in the right hand box.
- Click Save settings and either enter more or you’re done.
Now your old URL is pointed to wherever you indicated. No more embarrassing broken links!