InMotion Hosting Support Center

301 redirects in WordPress can be easily setup using the Redirection plugin. In this tutorial, we will walk you through installing the Redirection plugin, and show you how to create a 301 redirect in WordPress. This plugin helps you easily setup redirect rules, without having to edit your .htaccess file. Since WordPress relies on .haccess rules, this reduces the chance of interfering with 3rd party plugins and themes.

Installing the redirection Plugin

  1. Log into your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click the Plugins link.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Type 301 in the search field. You will then see the Redirection plugin by John Godley.
  5. Click the Install Now button next to the Redirection plugin.
  6. Once the Redirection plugin installation completes, click the Activate button to enable it.

    You are finished when you see a message stating "Plugin activated"

Creating a 301 Redirect in WordPress

Now that you have installed the Redirection plugin, we will show you how to setup a 301 redirect in WordPress.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click Tools, then Redirection.
  3. In the Add new redirection section enter the address you want to redirect in the "Source URL" field.
  4. Enter the address you want to redirect to in the "Target URL" field.
  5. Next to the Group setting, click the drop-down menu and choose a group. In my tests, I selected Redirections.
  6. Click the Add Redirect to save the 301 redirect.

Congratulations, now you know how to create 301 redirects in WordPress using the Redirection plugin!

Was this article helpful?
Continued Education in Course 201: Recommended WordPress Plugins
You are viewing Section 17: How to Setup a 301 Redirect in WordPress
Section 16: How to Backup WordPress with BackWPup
Section 18: How to Use the Easy Google Fonts Plugin for WordPress

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Support Center Login

Our Login page has moved. Please click the button below to be redirected to the login page.

Post a Comment

Email Address:
Phone Number:

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

0 Questions & Comments

Post a comment

Back to first comment | top

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!