How to Create a Redirect in WordPress

Are you searching for a tutorial on how to create a redirect in WordPress?

Are you planning to delete a post in your blog or website for some reason but didn’t know how to create a redirect of the post you’re Planning to delete?

Are you planning to edit your post permalink but didn’t know how to create a redirect to avoid having to lose your Website visitors?  Or

Have you gotten yourself a new blog and are in the writing and publishing stage? I think you still need to go through this tutorial because you must surely need it one day on your Website, you haven’t needed it now doesn’t mean you’re not going to need it tomorrow.

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Well, you have finally reached the perfect easy to comprehend detailed step-by-step guide that will lead you toward achieving your desires. But before Proceeding to this topic I would like to, first of all, define the word “redirect “ in WordPress

redirect can be defined as a  way of creating awareness of change in a direction of a particular URL to another new URL, the awareness creation can either be created to search engines and also to Website visitors.

So whenever a redirect is created in a website, it automatically redirects visitors and search engines from the old URL to the new URL.

Types of redirects

There are many types of redirects but we are going to explain in detail the 5 most important types of redirects needed in a WordPress blog.

1. 301 Redirects;

This is the most commonly used type of redirect, in the 301 redirects the user is required to create a permanent redirect to a particular requested URL, to explain it better using daily life activities, it means that the URL in question has packaged out entirely to a different destination, it is the perfect redirect mostly needed when editing your permalink

2. 302 Redirect.

This type of redirect is a temporal redirect, explaining  302 redirects in our daily activities, it implies that the URL in question is not in its original apartment now, or more still, you can say that the URL traveled to Lagos now, but you can still reach out on him by going to Lagos, but bear in mind that it will still return to its original apartment.



3. 303 Redirect;

303 redirect is normally coded by a browser using a get method whenever an HTTP post was performed, the next of your browser’s actions is to perform a redirect to another URL.

4. 307 Redirect;

This is another form of temporal redirect but it usually indicates that there is another URL to reach the site now but the original URL can still be used in the near future.

5.  308 Redirect;

This type of redirect is similar to 301 redirects in the sense that both signify that the requested URL has been moved permanently to another URL, but the only difference that I discovered was that 308 redirects are old and have gained much confidence from users and even from search engines.

When it is necessary to create a redirect

1. Create a redirect whenever you decided to delete an already published post or page.

2. Create a redirect whenever you decided to change your permalink for any reason.

How to create a redirect in WordPress

There are many ways to create a redirect in WordPress, but we are going to handle the two easiest ways of doing that,  you can do that by using a WordPress Plugin or by editing your .htaccess file using Yoast SEO Plugin.

Now let’s dive into how to Create a redirect using a Plugin

here is the step-by-step way of doing it.

Enter your WordPress dashboard by logging in to your account.

Navigate to the Plugin tab and click on it, then choose to add a new plugin.



Type quick page/post redirect on the keyword search box,


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Now choose to install and activate the plugin, Using the plugin after installation is easy,

Simply go to the page or post that you want to redirect by clicking on the page or post tab from your WordPress dashboard, then choose to edit that post or page.

Assuming you’re redirecting to, then you will see how to set it up in the table below.

Start by scrolling on the editing screen to find the quick post/page redirects plugin table where you’re going to make your changes,

Assuming  You wants to redirect a post titled “ how to monetize a blog ” go to your dashboard and click on the post, choose all post to view all your written post, and now scroll to select and edit “how to monetize a blog”  

Now keep scrolling to find the quick post/page redirect table to create and update your desired changes, the table and the changes should appear like the one in the table below.


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Make sure to tick all the quick Redirects options and be sure to select and choose the 301 permanent redirect option in the plugin table.  That’s all,  you have successfully created a redirect using the quick post/ page redirect plugin.

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How to create a redirect by editing your  .htaccess file

Note, please unless you know what you’re doing if not do not try to edit your htaccess file without proper knowledge of what htaccess is all about and how to edit the file from your WordPress dashboard.  Or better still find an expert that will help you edit the htaccess file.

Whereas there are many ways to edit htaccess, you can do that from your Cpanel, you can also edit it using a plugin, and the very good plugin to do the job perfectly remains the Yoast SEO Plugin,

Install and activate the Plugin from your WordPress dashboard downloading section.

Then go to your dashboard and select Yoast SEO, Click on the tools,


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Then select file editor from the next screen

Now click on the file editor, and it will automatically lead you to your htaccess file editing table.

Edit and create your redirect using the htaccess file and do not forget to click on the save changes button.

That’s all, you have successfully created a redirect by editing your htaccess file.

This is where we’re stopping our tutorial on how to create a redirect in WordPress, do not forget to ask questions, comment and share,  you can also subscribe to our blog, it’s free.


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