How to track 404 pages and redirect them in WordPress
It can be challenging to handle redirecting your broken URLs. Luckily there is a way to redirect your links without needing to edit your .htaccess file. In this video, we will show you how to track 404 pages and redirect them in WordPress.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
Start by installing and activating the Redirection plugin.
Once activated go to Tools, Redirection to configure.
If you have a link that needs to be redirected enter the source url for the page and insert the url to be the new location and click add redirection.
When you type in the link that was redirected it should send you to the new page.
The 404 log will show all 404 pages that have been shown and the date, source URL, referrer, and IP to show who is sending people to the wrong link.
How to Track and Redirect 404 Pages in WordPress
Redirects are the only surefire way to make sure they visit the correct page after a switch, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try other ways. For example, utilize your social media accounts to spread the word of all major changes. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are huge platforms that allow you to stay connected to your community. Informing your community of these changes is essential to building a sense of trust for your website.