I am trying to figure out how to do a redirect in wordpress, this is a site that I have hosted with Hostgator....they are telling me that I have to install a plug-in??? Does anyone know which plug in will help me with this? Cheers

Justine

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marcand Premium
Did you change up the site significantly when moving it from Hostgator? IF the names of all the pages have changed, then yes, you'll need a redirect for each and every page. I use a plugin called Redirection. It works fine for me and tracks 404s as well. IF your site was just moved over and the actual URLs of the pages did not change, then there is no need for redirects.
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blubutterfly Premium
Hello, no this is a new one that I have started, but hosting with Hostgator, I have not moved it from there at all....I just want to redirect a link to another link, but apparently I can not do this in wordpress without a plug in??
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marcand Premium
Still not sure I understand. Yes, if you want to redirect blogname.com/page1.html to blogname.com/page1/ then you would need a plugin and do a 301 redirect. The plugin actually makes this much more friendly than the real techie way to do it messing with access files and coding stuff.

Second part of this question ... has the first page that you are wanting to redirect been indexed by Google yet? If not, then why redirect it? You can remove it and just use your second page.
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blubutterfly Premium
Hi there, thank you for your reply, we have been renovating in between my work. Okay yes it has been indexed, so will try your first options. Thanks for this :)
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Gordon-D Premium
Hi Justine I use the 404 to 301 wp plugin.I find it works very well havent had a 404 in search console since i have been using it.
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blubutterfly Premium
Thank you so much, I will give it a go then :)
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