Redirection WordPress Plugin
One of my clients has to move her WordPress site over to a new url. This move will change the url addresses of all her articles and pages on the site. It has to be done for legal reasons – but of course it’s important that people who have linked to her old articles are still able to find her articles after she’s moved. If this sounds like your story, then you’ll want to hear about this WordPress plugin.
Also, about two years ago, maybe longer, — I had to move one of my own html sites over to WordPress. My site was huge, there were hundreds of pages, and it was hard to edit because I would have to go into each page manually to update things. So many of the pages on the site were outdated with bad links, etc. It was a mess. Yet I also knew moving over to WordPress was going to be a mess as well, so I had a choice to make.
I chose to move to move to WordPress. I chose to hire a professional to do it. And there were still problems. Many of old links were creating 404 errors. I use go into Google and run a check and would see over a 100 errors. Does this sound like you?
Well if you are looking to make a smooth transition from url to url or from html to WordPress, then you may want to consider using the Redirection WordPress Plugin. According to their description:
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.
I have installed it on all my blogs, especially that first one, checked my Google stats and seen an improvement. Thank God for plugins:)
Download Redirection WordPress Plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/