Handy WordPress Redirect Plugin
I am going to be posting more to this blog, using it to give you some little WordPress tips and tricks that I pick up as I do technical work for my customers.
Today’s tip has to do with a customer wanting to direct customers from a feeder blog WordPress page, to their main site. Specifically, they wanted the blog menu “Contact Us” and “About Us” pages to go directly to their main site.
Normally, when you create a WP About or Contact page, you place the contact information, or about information directly on that page. But, the customer didn’t want to maintain separate feeder blog contact and about pages, so they want all feeder blog pages to go to their main site.
This is not a particularly difficult thing to do, but it does require manual changes to the menu in the template. I could have modified the template, but I always prefer to make changes like this within the WP framework, so that if the customer changes templates later, the functionality will still work.
Well, for nearly every WP task you want to accomplish, there is a plugin. I found a great WordPress Redirect Plugin that does exactly what I need it to do.
The plugin presents you with the option to redirect a page, or post, to the URL of your choice, within the page/post edit/add new screen.
The plugin also allows you to open the target page in a new window, it allows you to set the nofollow tag, allows you to show the destination URL, or the blog page/post URL, and allows you to select the redirect type of temporary or permanent.
This is a handy little redirect plugin that I will add to my arsenal of WordPress plugins.