Today we are reviewing WP 301 Redirects, a super powerful plugin to manage all your 301 and 302 redirects from one place. You can find a lot of plugins to manage your redirects but WP 301 Redirects is something different, something good.
According to Wikipedia, a URL redirection is a World Wide Web technique for making a web page available under more than one URL address. When web browsers like Chrome, Firefox attempts to open a URL that has been redirected, a page with a different URL is opened.
301 Redirects are permanent redirects. Search engine giant Google says we recommend that you use a server-side 301 redirect if you need to change the URL of a page as it is shown in search engine results.
If you are merging two websites or you want to delete an outdated blog post from your page but you want to redirect the old page visitors to the new page also want to pass the link juice, you can use 301 redirects.
Otherhand, 302 redirects are temporary redirects that don’t carry or pass the link value to the new location. Webmasters use 302 redirects when they want to send users to a new site or page for a short period of time. For example, you are redesigning your website and you put your site on coming soon mode. So you decided not to show your website to the visitors in maintenance mode and you put a temporary 302 redirect to another page or domain temporarily.
Once your site is up, you can remove the 302 redirects. It is safe because it doesn’t pass any link juice to the new URL.
WP 301 Redirects Plugin
Redirecting WordPress is really easy if you have the WP 301 Redirects plugin. WP 301 Redirects will solve all problems like Old content, old links, bad links & typos in URLs lead to huge loss of traffic. Let’s check what makes WP 301 Redirects special for us.
Option to Manage 301 and 302 Redirects from One Place
This is one of the highlights of the Plugin. You can manage all your 301 and 302 redirects from one place. Also, you can turn it off.
Import and Export Feature for Bulk Redirects Management
The Plugin gives an option to Import/Export feature for bulk redirects management. Once you install and activated the plugin, go to the import/export redirect rules option. There you can see the option to import your redirect rules from another source also you have the option to export your existing redirect rules from WP 301 Redirect plugin.
Hope you get an idea about WP 301 Redirects Plugin and it’s major features.