Here are some frequently asked questions:
I deleted a redirection, why is it still redirecting?
Your browser will cache redirections. If you have deleted a redirection and your browser is still performing the redirection then clear your browser cache.
Can I open a redirect in a new tab?
It’s not possible to do this on the server, whether using Redirection or otherwise . Instead you will need to add
target="_blank" to your link.
Can I redirect an anchor (#)?
Can I redirect all 404 errors?
No, and it isn’t advised that you do so. A 404 error is the correct response to return for a page that doesn’t exist. If you redirect it you are indicating that it once existed, and this could dilute your site.
Use a plugin like 404 Page to improve your error pages.
I get a lot of weird URLs in my 404 log, what should I do?
Redirection reports on your site but doesn’t add any interpretation of why stuff is happening.
You can use the log information, such as IP, user agent, and referrer, as well as your own personal knowledge of the site, to understand the requests more. If they are coming from your own site then you should fix any bad links that are causing the requests. If they are coming from another site then you can ask the other site to update their links.
Sometimes the requests are made by bots, and there is nothing you can do about this other than blocking their IP address.
The 404 log is not a todo list and you shouldn’t think you need to ‘fix’ it. A 404 is a valid response for a page that doesn’t exist and has never existed.
I’m trying to redirect a PDF/HTML/PHP/ASPX/JPG file and it doesn’t work
Your web server is probably configured to handle files directly rather than pass the request through to PHP and WordPress.
Please refer to the URL not redirecting documentation.
How do I give access to non-administrators?
Please refer to the permissions documentation.
Can you help me with a regular expression?
I get many many requests to help with regular expressions, and doing so would require a lot of time. Please use the documentation on this site, and then look on the internet in general. Regular expressions are a complicated subject that is not specific to Redirection and I can’t help with specific cases.