If you want to set up redirects from one page to another on your site, there are several helpful WordPress plugins you can use:

It is important to remember two things when using these redirection plugins:

  1. Use Relative URLs ( Use /about/ instead of https://site.com/about/)

  2. Add Trailing Slash ( This has a trailing slash /about/. This does not /about)

Below you will find instructions on how to use each of the plugins mentioned above as well as the following FAQs.


How to Use the Redirection Plugin

  • Install and active the Redirection Plugin

  • Complete the plugin setup selecting the default options

  • Navigate to Tools > Redirection

  • Add a new redirection rule using relative links with trailing slashes

  • It is recommended that you use the URL Monitor feature (navigation to Tools > Redirections > Options), which will automatically create a redirect to the new URL when a post or page slug is changed.

    A full publish is needed after a slug is changed and picked up by the redirection plugin in order for the redirect to work.

  • Make sure to test on your preview or live static site!


How to Use Safe Manager Redirect

  • Install and active the Safe Redirect Manager Plugin

  • Navigate to Tools > Safe Manager Redirect

  • Click "Create Redirect Rule"

  • Add a new redirection rule using relative links with trailing slashes

  • Make sure to test on your preview or live static site!


How to Use Safe Manager Redirect

  • Install and active the Safe Redirect Manager Plugin

  • Navigate to Tools > Safe Manager Redirect

  • Click "Create Redirect Rule"

  • Add a new redirection rule using relative links with trailing slashes

  • Make sure to test on your preview or live static site!


How to Use Redirect Manager in Yoast SEO Premium

  • Install and active the Yoast SEO Premium (this feature is not available in the free version)

  • Navigate to SEO > Redirects

  • Here you can easily enter the old URL and the new one you’d like to redirect it to.

  • You can select the type of redirect

  • Click the "Add Redirect" button, and you’re done!

  • Make sure to test on your preview or live static site!


How do I publish a redirect to my static site?

If you have made many redirects, your best option would be to run a Full Publish.

If you have only made one or two redirects you may prefer to use Selective Publish.

Here's how to do it:

From the WordPress dashboard, go to Strattic > Publish Options, you would need to input the URL that you are redirecting from, and click the selective publish button.

For example: if /this-page/ redirects to /that-page/

Input /this-page/ and then click the selective publish to live/preview button.

It is important to mention that if you have not yet published the new page that your are redirecting to (example: /that-page/), then you should also add that path to the selective publish as well. This will result in both the old page and the new page being published simultaneously.


Can I use REGEX redirects on Strattic?

REGEX Redirects are redirects that use Regular Expressions to match multiple source URLs and send them all to the same destination. We're working on a feature to make this possible, but in the meantime, please contact our support team if you need one set up.


What if my URL has a capital letter in it?

It is recommended that you use lowercase letters in your URL/slug.

Whenever a capital is used and the slug is not capitalized, the lowercase version of the url will be displayed.

eg: /This-Slug/ would be redirected to /this-slug/


What's next:

Learn best practices for linking to internal pages.

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