Redirection in WordPress may be difficult for new bloggers. Instead of messing up with code here is a easy way to Set Up redirects within your WordPress blog by using a plugin called Redirection. For example by using this method I can redirect 188.8.131.52/go/youtube to www.youtube.com. This method will be helpful if you are using affiliate links in your website. The user will not find affiliate links in your website and it will be enclosed.
Steps to Set Up Redirects in WordPress
1. Download and install Redirection plugin. Then Activate the Redirection plugin.
2. In WordPress sidebar open Tools -> Redirection. Now Redirection plugin will open.
3. In the Add new redirection section enter the URL which is to be redirected in the Source URL TextBox. In the Target URL textbox enter the URL where the source is to be redirected. In the screenshot I have redirected the source URL 184.108.40.206/go/youtube to our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/thelearn2crack. Now when you enter 220.127.116.11/go/youtube in the browser it will be redirected to our Youtube channel.
4. Now you have successfully Set up redirects in your WordPress blog.
Select the Log tab in the Redirection Plugin. You can get a clear stats of your visitors who have visited your URL. It also shows the IP address of the visitor who visited the URL and the time when the visitor visited.
Managing 404 errors
Redirection plugin also tracks the 404 errors that occurs in your website. Select 404s tab in the Redirection plugin. It shows the log of all 404 errors. You can also add redirect for the 404s.
You can also group your redirects. Just select your URL and select Move To “Any group” from the dropdown menu to group your URL.
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