If you don’t want to work directly with your site’s .htaccess file, a simpler option is to use a WordPress redirection plugin. These plugins let you create and manage your site’s redirects right from your WordPress dashboard.
There are several quality options, which we’ll discuss in the next section. However, in this section, we’ll show you how to set up a redirect using one of the most popular options – the free 301 Redirects plugin. Despite the name, the plugin can help you create other types of redirects beyond 301s, including 302 and 307 redirects.
Once you install and activate the plugin, you can go to Settings → 301 Redirects to start adding redirects.
Here, you’ll see a table with three options:
- You can use the drop-down to choose the redirect type, which is 301 by default.
- In the Redirect From field, you can enter the URL that you want to trigger the redirect. For example, to trigger a redirect on yoursite.com/best-plugins-2020, you would enter best-plugins-2020 in the box.
- In the Redirect To field, you can choose where you want to send visitors to. You can either choose existing content on your site or enter any custom URL.
Once you’ve added the information, click Save and your redirect will be live: