For example, if the URL “” requires two redirects to get to “”, you can create a manual redirection that makes that happen in one step (rather than two). Google has made it clear that they prefer sites having a fast load speed and don’t forget users too!

And if you don’t follow WordPress redirect best practices, you risk negatively impacting the User Experience (UX) and your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If your host doesn’t have a redirect rules feature, you might have to use a WordPress plugin. E.g.

Server-side redirects are the best way to ensure that search engines can quickly understand the redirects and transfer your SEO juice appropriately.

Hi, The site can be reached by any of these URLS: If I run a pingdom test for, this is the result: Not too bad! versions of the url entered using both http and https. The basic goal you’re trying to accomplish is to create redirect rules that target any URL formulations requiring more than one redirection.

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​You can run a script on your database but that’s very technical and also prone to error. If you’re dealing with an entire site’s worth, you’re encouraged to save time by using the plugin’s URL import feature. Hello Giacomo, the best way to do this is at the DNS level or server (Apache/Nginx level).

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One of the common and trickier insights from that test is the Minimise redirects problem. Right click anywhere and click on inspect. If you enjoyed this article, then you’ll love Kinsta’s WordPress hosting platform. Once it’s uploaded, you can find the new URLs listed under the Redirects tab. If you sign up for our newsletter we'll remove the newsletter subscription box for you. Then, with the plugin installed on your new site, you can go to the same screen to import the file: The Import/Export screen in the Redirection plugin. Then, the first step is to connect to your WordPress installation using an FTP client, or through your hosting cPanel’s File Manager. Check out our plans, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the Holidays can be a very lucrative time for online shops. Adding redirects to your .htaccess file will solve the problem of redirects like http to https and www to non-www. Click on the Add File button and select the file. There are a number of ways to fix this problem depending upon where your site is hosted. Secondly, that URL then redirects once more to the non-www version of my site. As seen from the above screenshots the load on the server is drastically higher when there is a redirect rather than when there isn’t one. Required fields are marked *. If someone types this URL incorrectly as https:/wpstrands/faq, WordPress is smart enough to cause a redirect to the correct URL.

The easiest way to solve this is with a plugin like Better search replace. Therefore, it’s essential to set up redirects for pages with changed URLs. Using redirects in that scenario is not appropriate and hurts the speed and SEO of your site. For example, you shouldn’t create redirects when building internal links and menus.

Once that’s clear, you’ll need then to fill out the Redirect from and Redirect to fields.

This way you keep the SEO benefits of the old page and give visitors the newer, more relevant information on the new page.

A panel will open in the bottom of your screen, go there and click on the Network Tab. I guess the server level redirects should lead to faster execution times.

If you’re moving your site to a new domain, configuring WordPress redirects can make it so that search engine crawlers are still able to index the new site URLs, while simultaneously ridding the old ones from the index.

You can manually add a new redirection by clicking on the Add new button, then inputting the source and target URLs into the respective form fields and clicking on the Add Redirect button: The Add New Redirection screen in the Redirection plugin. As a conscientious site owner you no doubt work regularly on speeding up your WordPress site.

Use a WordPress plugin such as Redirection to manually add a few redirects or import a list of URL redirects. )eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'wpintensity_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_0',113,'0','0'])); Incase you do not intend to use Cloudflare for some reason then first of all it would be useful to find out whether your web server uses Apache or Nginx. For more detailed information, you can check out F5 Network’s guidance on creating Nginx rewrite rules. Now look what happens if I run the test on my site using the URL.

In this scenario, a redirect from the old post to the new post is perfectly acceptable and appropriate. WordPress itself also has some redirection built in. It’s no big deal, right? This ensures that manually-created redirection rules resolve without any issues. But on a larger, slower site it can make a huge difference in how your visitors experience your load time. We’ll also discuss how you can minimize redirects in WordPress and guide you through the various solutions you can use to set them up.

If your site is powered by Apache, then you will have to add URL rewriting rules to the .htaccess file of your website.