This article helps you how to Apply Permanent 301 Redirection htaccess wordpress step by step.
What Is 301 Redirect :
301 redirect is a server side redirect and is a permanent redirect. A permanent 301 redirect in your .htaccess file lets search engines and others know that an old link has been replaced by a new one.
A permanent 301 redirect, which refers to the http status code, tells the search engines that the original URL has now moved or updated to a new URL.
Common uses of a 301 .htaccess redirect:
- After a move to a new domain, use a 301 redirect on the old domain to send visitors to the new site.
- An old file has moved locations, or the information is now contained in a new file.
- After moving old site pages to a new site structure, use 301 redirects to send users to the new pages.
- After combining two sites, use 301 redirects to ensure visitors go to the new pages.
301 Redirect .htaccess Code Example:
=> Place this code in .htaccess file
Redirect 301 /how-to-speed-up-your-wordpress-website/ /how-to-bulk-product-upload-via-csv-in-wordpress/ Like: Redirect 301 /oldurl/ /newurl/
Single Url Redirect :
This is the cleanest way to redirect a URL. Quick, easy, and search-engine friendly.
Redirect 301 /old-page http://www.mydomain.com/new-page
Entire Domain Redirect:
Redirect 301 / http://www.newdomain.com/
How to implement a .htaccess file using the cPanel File Manager
The cPanel File Manager provides an easy way to create or access a .htaccess file. Here’s how:
- Go to your cPanel.
- In the Files section of the cPanel, click On File Manager.
- The File Manager opens in a new tab. Click on the Settings button at the top right.
- In the Preferences window, check the Show Hidden Files checkbox. Click the Save button.
- The File Manager window now shows all files, including hidden ones. In the Filespanel, double-click the public_html item.
- The contents of the public_html folder now display. This is where your .htaccess file will live. For a new site, there isn’t a .htaccess file yet, so you’ll need to create it.
- Click the +File button at the top left.
- In the New File window, enter the filename as .htaccess and click Create New File.
- The .htaccess file appears in the list.
- In the Text Editor dialogue box, scroll down and make sure utf-8 is selected. Then click the Edit button.
- Click once on the .htaccess file to select it, then click Edit. And paste redirection code.
- When you’re done editing the .htaccess file, click the Save Changes button at the top right of the Text Editor window.
- You can now close the Text Editor tab. Now test your redirection is working.
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