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How to Redirect WordPress URL With and Without Plugin

A well-established business without a proper website is unimaginable now. The tech world is continuously evolving to provide you with several features. The number of websites is constantly getting so large that a unique address is essential to create a suitable identity for each website. That dedicated address is the URL of the website.

Now, URL forwarding or redirection is a technique of redirecting your site’s users from one domain or page to another. Though you can redirect the visitors to any page on the internet, we usually keep the redirection within the same website. However, a URL redirection is really crucial as it helps in boosting the traffic and view time on your website. You can also get rid of the typical “404 not found” error for the visitors coming to your website from promotional social media posts. This process has several aspects, such as migrating content from one domain to another.

URL redirection is a simple process provided one properly follows the required steps. Presently, there are several ways for the same. Let’s take a look at them.

Using Plugin

There is hardly anyone who has not heard about “Redirection” or the most renowned plugin that manages redirections and errors. It has the capacity to handle 301 redirections, 404 errors along with other loose ends of your site.

You can easily create and manage redirects with this plugin without any Apache or Nginx knowledge. You can start using this plugin by following a few basic steps.

Through cPanel

If you are not fond of using a plugin, using cPanel hosting is a good option for you. It is a simple step-by-step process.

Using .htaccess

This is a favorite option offered by most of the shared hosting platforms. It operates from the backend of your site. Altering your .htaccess may look a bit sensitive & complex but, it is quite simple in a step-by-step approach. Take a backup first and then start with the following steps.

Redirect 301 /oldpage /newpage

Remember to replace /oldpage with URL path to which you want to be redirected, and /newpage with the URL path, which should replace the old URL path.

Using MyKinsta

Another efficient redirection method is using the premium managed hosting Kinsta that offers good flexibility in its MyKinsta dashboard. You can use it like this.

Using Cloudflare

You can proceed with the redirection using Cloudflare too. Just follow these steps for that.

Using Siteground

Recently, SiteGround has launched their custom-built control panel that allows you to perform redirection efficiently. For that, when you are hosting your site on SiteGround follow these steps.

Here are the most efficient ways to redirect WordPress URLs with and without a plugin. For the best development, hosting, and maintenance services of WordPress sites, feel free to contact Seahawk. Also, visit our blog page for more information on vital topics.

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