Redirection is the most popular redirect manager for WordPress. With it you can easily manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This can help reduce errors and improve your site ranking.

Redirection is designed to be used on sites with a few redirects to sites with thousands of redirects.

It has been a WordPress plugin for over 10 years and has been recommended countless times. And it’s free!

Full documentation can be found at

Redirect manager

Create and manage redirects quickly and easily without needing Apache or Nginx knowledge. If your WordPress supports permalinks then you can use Redirection to redirect any URL.

There is full support for regular expressions so you can create redirect patterns to match any number of URLs.

The plugin can also be configured to monitor when post or page permalinks are changed and automatically create a redirect to the new URL.

Conditional redirects

In addition to straightforward URL matching you can redirect based on other conditions:

  • Login status – redirect only if the user is logged in or logged out
  • Browser – redirect if the user is using a certain browser
  • Referrer – redirect if the user visited the link from another page
  • Cookies – redirect if a particular cookie is set
  • HTTP headers – redirect based on a HTTP header
  • Custom filter – redirect based on your own WordPress filter

Full logging

A configurable logging option allows to view all redirects occurring on your site, including information about the visitor, the browser used, and the referrer. A ‚hit‘ count is maintained for each redirect so you can see if a URL is being used.

Logs can be exported for external viewing, and can be searched and filtered for more detailed investigation.

Display geographic information about an IP address, as well as a full user agent information, to try and understand who the visitor is.

Track 404 errors

Redirection will keep track of all 404 errors that occur on your site, allowing you to track down and fix problems.

Apache & Nginx support

By default Redirection will manage all redirects using WordPress. However you can configure it so redirects are automatically saved to a .htaccess file and handled by Apache itself.

If you use Nginx then you can export redirects to an Nginx rewrite rules file.

Import & Export

The plugin has a fully-featured import and export system and you can:

  • Import and export to Apache .htaccess
  • Export to Nginx rewrite rules
  • Copy redirects between sites using JSON
  • Import and export to CSV for viewing in a spreadsheet
  • Use WP CLI to automate import and export

You can also import from the following plugins:

  • Simple 301 Redirects
  • SEO Redirection
  • Safe Redirect Manager
  • WordPress old slug redirects

Wait, it’s free?

Yes, it’s really free. There’s no premium version and no need to pay money to get access to features. This is a dedicated redirect management plugin.


Please submit bugs, patches, and feature requests to:

Please submit translations to:


  • Redirection management interface
  • Adding a redirection
  • Redirect logs
  • Import/Export
  • Options
  • Support


Das Plugin ist einfach zu Installieren:

  1. Lade herunter
  2. Entpacken
  3. Upload redirection directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
  5. Configure the options from the Manage/Redirection page

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.

Full documentation can be found on the Redirection page.


Installation Instructions

Das Plugin ist einfach zu Installieren:

  1. Lade herunter
  2. Entpacken
  3. Upload redirection directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
  5. Configure the options from the Manage/Redirection page

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.

Full documentation can be found on the Redirection page.

Warum sollte ich dies anstatt der .htaccess benutzen wollen?

Ease of use. Redirections are automatically created when a post URL changes, and it is a lot easier to manually add redirections than to hack around a .htaccess. You also get the added benefit of being able to keep track of 404 errors.

Wie ist die Performance dieses Plugins?

The plugin works in a similar manner to how WordPress handles permalinks and should not result in any noticeable slowdown to your site.


Must have works out of the box like a charm

We used Quick Directs for years but after switching to full HTTPS that old plugin didn’t do the job as it needed multiple entries for http and https, at least not as good as this one if at all. The Redirection plugin is awesome, no more stuffing around with https or http, this is easy, just add /someurl (not the entire address) and point it to the end address done, hits visible on main Redirects page. The Check Redirects would be a nice added value if it actually returned a positive result instead of an expected 301 but returned 500 error but its ok, we know the redirect does actually work. The Log and IP trace is cool. Its a quick way to manage your redirects, the limit of 500 or so is not an issue for us but if you have that many then you should probably revisit your design anyway. Highly recommended.

Doesn’t work out of the box

I’m a little miffed at myself for trusting another plugin out of the box, this crashes whole site if it doesn’t work for your install, that’s way to invasive and would seem to be an issue with development approach, if I define a rule for a from and to url, why would you code in such a way that it affects all htaccess redirect rules, this doesn’t make sense. There would seem to be more work needed on validation that is not taking place. You have 68 of 395 reviews are 1 & 2 star, it is not the reviewers who are having an issue here. It’s a great idea and one sorely needed, but this project needs to evolve to be more proactive by using scripting to validate an environment to avoid conflicts and failures. It also should be recoded to not be as invasive or again have pre-validation routines run before allowing rules to be written. You must have a lot of data by now as to what happens when it doesn’t work, use that to improve the product. You do seem to have a lot of friends standing up for you here, so you can’t be all bad, lol.

My Go To Plugin for Redirects

John has created an amazing and stable plugin for redirects, which can cause many problems. This plugin is easy to use, reliable and has given me many years of peace of mind. Thank you John!

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3.5 – 23rd September 2018

  • Add redirect checker on redirects page
  • Fix missing translations
  • Restore 4.7 backwards compatibility
  • Fix unable to delete server name in server match
  • Fix error shown when source URL is blank

3.4.1 – 9th September 2018

  • Fix import of WordPress redirects
  • Fix incorrect parsing of URLs with ‚http‘ in the path
  • Fix ‚force ssl‘ not including path

3.4 – 17th July 2018

  • Add a redirect checker
  • Fix incorrect host parsing with server match
  • Fix PHP warning with CSV import
  • Fix old capability check that was missed from 3.0

3.3.1 – 24th June 2018

  • Add a minimum PHP check for people < 5.4

3.3 – 24th June 2018

  • Add user role/capability match
  • Add fix for IP blocking plugins
  • Add server match to redirect other domains (beta)
  • Add a force http to https option (beta)
  • Use users locale setting, not site
  • Check for mismatched site/home URLs
  • Fix WP CLI not clearing logs
  • Fix old capability check
  • Detect BOM marker in response
  • Improve detection of servers that block content-type json
  • Fix incorrect encoding of entities in some locale files
  • Fix table navigation parameters not affecting subsequent pages
  • Fix .htaccess saving after WordPress redirects
  • Fix get_plugin_data error
  • Fix canonical redirect problem caused by change in WordPress
  • Fix situation that prevented rules cascading

3.2 – 11th February 2018

  • Add cookie match – redirect based on a cookie
  • Add HTTP header match – redirect based on an HTTP header
  • Add custom filter match – redirect based on a custom WordPress filter
  • Add detection of REST API redirect, causing ‚fetch error‘ on some sites
  • Update table responsiveness
  • Allow redirects for canonical WordPress URLs
  • Fix double include error on some sites
  • Fix delete action on some sites
  • Fix trailing slash redirect of API on some sites

3.1.1 – 29th January 2018

  • Fix problem fetching data on sites without https

3.1 – 27th January 2018

  • Add alternative REST API routes to help servers that block the API
  • Move DELETE API calls to POST, to help servers that block DELETE
  • Move API nonce to query param, to help servers that don’t pass HTTP headers
  • Improve error messaging
  • Preload support page so it can be used when REST API isn’t working
  • Fix bug editing Nginx redirects
  • Fix import from JSON not setting status

3.0.1 – 21st Jan 2018

  • Don’t show warning if per page setting is greater than max
  • Don’t allow WP REST API to be redirected

3.0 – 20th Jan 2018

  • Add support for IPv6
  • Add support for disabling or anonymising IP collection
  • Add support for monitoring custom post types
  • Add support for monitoring from quick edit mode
  • Default to last group used when editing
  • Permissions changed from ‚administrator‘ role to ‚manage_options‘ capability
  • Swap to WP REST API
  • Add new IP map service
  • Add new useragent service
  • Add ‚add new‘ button to redirect page
  • Increase ‚title‘ length
  • Fix position not saving on creation
  • Fix log pages not remembering table settings
  • Fix incorrect column used for HTTP code when importing CSV
  • Add support links from inside the plugin

2.10.1 – 26th November 2017

  • Fix incorrect HTTP code reported in errors
  • Improve management page hook usage

2.10 – 18th November 2017

  • Add support for WordPress multisite
  • Add new Redirection documentation
  • Add extra actions when creating redirects
  • Fix user agent dropdown not setting agent

2.9.2 – 11th November 2017

  • Fix regex breaking .htaccess export
  • Fix error when saving Error or No action
  • Restore sortable table headers

2.9.1 – 4th November 2017

  • Fix const issues with PHP 5

2.9 – 4th November 2017

  • Add option to set redirect cache expiry, default 1 hour
  • Add a check for unsupported versions of WordPress
  • Add check for database tables before starting the plugin
  • Improve JSON import memory usage
  • Add importers for: Simple 301 Redirects, SEO Redirection, Safe Redirect Manager, and WordPress old post slugs
  • Add responsive admin UI

2.8.1 – 22nd October 2017

  • Fix redirect edit not closing after save
  • Fix user agent dropdown not auto-selecting regex
  • Fix focus to bottom of page on load
  • Improve error message when failing to start
  • Fix associated redirect appearing at start of URL, not end

2.8 – 18th October 2017

  • Add a fixer to the support page
  • Ignore case for imported files
  • Fixes for Safari
  • Fix WP CLI importing CSV
  • Fix monitor not setting HTTP code
  • Improve error, random, and pass-through actions
  • Fix bug when saving long title
  • Add user agent dropdown to user agent match
  • Add pages and trashed posts to monitoring
  • Add ‚associated redirect‘ option to monitoring, for AMP
  • Remove 404 after adding
  • Allow search term to apply to deleting logs and 404s
  • Deprecate file pass-through, needs to be enabled with REDIRECTION_SUPPORT_PASS_FILE and will be replaced with WP actions
  • Further sanitize match data against bad serialization

2.7.3 – 26th August 2017

  • Fix an import regression bug

2.7.2 – 25th August 2017

  • Better IE11 support
  • Fix Apache importer
  • Show more detailed error messages
  • Refactor match code and fix a problem saving referrer & user agent matches
  • Fix save button not enabling for certain redirect types

2.7.1 – 14th August 2017

  • Improve display of errors
  • Improve handling of CSV
  • Reset tables when changing menus
  • Change how the page is displayed to reduce change of interference from other plugins

2.7 – 6th August 2017

  • Finish conversion to React
  • Add WP CLI support for import/export
  • Add a JSON import/export that exports all data
  • Edit redirect position
  • Apache config moved to options page
  • Fix 410 error code
  • Fix page limits
  • Fix problems with IE/Safari


  • Verwende React auf Umleitungs-Seite
  • Nutze für Sprachdateien


  • Verwende React auf Gruppen-Seite


  • Limit für die Anzeigeoptionen pro Seite hinzugefügt
  • Warnung bei Referrer Match, wenn der Referrer nicht existiert behoben
  • Fehlerbehebung, 404 Seite zeigt Optionen
  • Fehlerbehebung, RSS Token wurde nicht regeneriert
  • 404 und Log Filter können jetzt Logging umgehen
  • Verwende React auf Modul-Seite


  • Verwende React auf Log und 404 Seiten
  • Fehlerbebung, Log Optionen speichern ’niemals‘ nicht
  • Zusätzliche Prüfung für Auto-Umleitung von Root
  • Plugin Löschen Button korrigiert
  • IP Erkennung für Cloudflare verbessert


  • Set auto_detect_line_endings when importing CSV
  • Replace options page with a fancy React version that looks exactly the same


  • Fix CSV export merging everything into one line
  • Fix bug with HTTP codes not being imported from CSV
  • Add filters for source and target URLs
  • Filter für Log und 404s hinzugefügt
  • Filter für Request Daten hinzugefügt
  • Add filter for monitoring post permalinks
  • Fix export of 404 and logs


  • Zeige Beispiel CSV
  • Allow regex and redirect code to be set on import
  • Fix a bunch of database installation problems


  • Fix no group created on install
  • Fix missing export key on install
  • Add 308 HTTP code, props to radenui
  • Fix imported URLs set to regex, props to alpipego
  • Fix sorting of URLs, props to JordanReiter
  • Don’t cache 307s, props to rmarchant
  • Abort redirect exit if no redirection happened, props to junc


  • Ensure cleanup code runs even if plugin was updated
  • Extra sanitization of Apache & Nginx files, props to Ed Shirey
  • Fix regex bug, props to romulodl
  • Fix bug in correct group not being shown in dropdown


  • Fix large advanced settings icon
  • Add text domain to plugin file, props Bernhard Kau
  • Better PHP7 compatibility, props to Ohad Raz
  • Better Polylang compatibility, props to imrehg


  • Minimale WP Version auf 4.0.0 angehoben
  • Updated German translation, props to Konrad Tadesse
  • Additional check when creating redirections in case of bad data


  • Gulp Task zur Erzeugung der POT Dateien hinzugefügt
  • Fix a problem with duplicate positions in the redirect table, props to Jon Jensen
  • Fix URL monitor not triggering
  • Fix CSV export


  • Fix error for people with an unknown module in a group


  • Reworked modules now no longer stored in database
  • Nginx module (experimental)
  • View .htaccess/Nginx inline
  • Beginnings of some unit tests!
  • Fix DB creation on activation, props syntax53
  • Updated Japanese locale, props to Naoko
  • Remove deprecated like escaping


  • Fix export options not showing for some people


  • Fix error on admin page for WP 4.2


  • Remove error_log statements
  • Fix incorrect table name when exporting 404 errors, props to brazenest/synchronos-t


  • Split admin and front-end code out to streamline the loading a bit
  • Fix bad groups link when viewing redirects in a group, props to Patrick Fabre
  • Improved plugin activation/deactivation and cleanup
  • Improved log clearing


  • Persian translation by Danial Hatami
  • Fix saving a redirection with login status, referrer, and user agent
  • Fix problem where deleting your last group would cause Redirection to only show an error
  • Limits für Referrer und Ziele in den Logs hinzugefügt
  • Redirect title now shows in the main list again. The field is hidden when editing until toggled
  • Fix ‚bad nonce‘ error, props to Jonathan Harrell
  • Remove old WP code


  • Fix log cleanup options
  • More space when editing redirects
  • Better detection of regex when importing
  • Restore export options
  • Fix unnecessary protected


  • Weitere Korrektur zur Kompatibilität mit PHP < 5.3
  • Fix incorrect module ID used when creating a group
  • Fix .htaccess duplication, props to Jörg Liwa


  • Korrektur der Kompatibilität mit PHP < 5.3


  • Fix plugin activation error
  • Fix fatal error in table nav, props to spacedmonkey


  • New redirect page to match WP style
  • New module page to match WP style
  • Configurable permissions via redirection_role filter, props to RodGer-GR
  • Fix saving 2 month log period
  • Fix importer
  • Fix DB creation to check for existing tables


  • Updated Italian translation, props to Raffaello Tesi
  • Updated Romanian translation, props to Flo Bejgu
  • Simplify logging options
  • Fix log deletion by search term
  • Export logs and 404s to CSV


  • Standard Log Einstellung auf 7 Tage, Dank an Maura
  • Updated Danish translation thanks to Mikael Rieck
  • Pro-Seite Anzeigeoptionenen für Log Seiten hinzugefügt
  • Remove all the corners


  • Fix escaping of URL in admin page


  • Fix PHP strict, props to Juliette Folmer
  • Fix RSS entry date, props to Juliette
  • Fix pagination


  • WP 3.5 compatibility
  • Fix export


  • Remove 404 module and move 404 logs into a separate option
  • Dänische Übersetzung hinzugefügt, Danke an Rasmus Himmelstrup


  • Log Code bereinigt, nutze WP_List_Table zur Bereitstellung
  • Update Hungarian translation


  • Fix some broken links in admin pages


  • Einige XSS Probleme bereinigt


  • Litauisch hinzugefügt
  • Weißrussisch hinzugefügt
  • Tschechisch hinzugefügt
  • Fix order of redirects, thanks to Nicolas Hatier


  • Fix XSS in referrers log


  • Fix XSS in admin menu
  • Update Russian translation, thanks to Alexey Pazdnikov


  • Rumänische Übersetzung hinzugefügt, danke an Alina
  • Griechisch hinzugefügt, danke an Stefanos Kofopoulos


  • Better database compatibility


  • Remove warning from VaultPress


  • Türkische Übersetzung hinzugefügt, danke an Faith Cevik
  • Fix search box
  • Fix 410 error code
  • Fix DB errors when MySQL doesn’t auto-convert data types


  • Ungarische Übersetzung hinzugefügt, danke an daSSad


  • Remove debug from htaccess module


  • Fix encoding of JS strings


  • More Dutch translation
  • Use fgetcsv for CSV importer – better handling
  • Erlaube http als URL Parameter


  • Niederländische Übersetzung hinzugefügt
  • Props to Ben Noordhuis for a patch
  • WordPress 2.9+ only – cleaned up all the old cruft
  • Better new-install process
  • Upgrades from 1.0 of Redirection no longer supported
  • Optimized DB tables


  • Fix problem with custom post types auto-redirecting (click on ‚groups‘ and then ‚modified posts‘ and clear any entries for ‚/‘ from your list)


  • Brazilian Portuguese translation


  • Arabic translation


  • WP 3.0 Kompatibilität


  • Fix deep slashes


  • Ukrainische Übersetzung hinzugefügt
  • Polnische Übersetzung hinzugefügt
  • Datenbank Optimierungen


  • Bahsa Indonesische Übersetzung hinzugefügt
  • Deutsche Übersetzung hinzugefügt
  • Patch zum Deaktivieren von Logs hinzugefügt (danke an Simon Wheatley!)


  • Pre WP2.8 compatibility fix


  • Fix #620
  • Russische Übersetzung hinzugefügt


  • Fix for some users with problems deleting redirections


  • Hindi Übersetzung hinzugefügt
  • Fix some ajax


  • Fix module deletion


  • Log JS fixes


  • Fix group edit and log add entry


  • Use WP Ajax
  • Japanisch hinzugefügt


  • Fix #457
  • Add #475, #427
  • Katalanische Übersetzung hinzugefügt.
  • WP 2.8 Kompatibilität


  • Spanische und Chinesische Übersetzung hinzugefügt


  • Icons hinzugefügt
  • Kategorie-Überwachung deaktiviert


  • Errors on some sites


  • Missing localizations


  • Fix ‚you do not permissions‘ error on some non-English sites


  • Fix category change ‚quick edit‘


  • Fix #422, #426


  • Redirection loops


  • Fix #366, #371, #378, #390, #400.
  • Add #370, #357


  • RSS feed token


  • Re-enable import feature


  • Minor button changes


  • Force JS cache
  • Fix log deletion

< 2.1

  • Change to jQuery
  • Nonce protection
  • Kategorie-Überwachung in 2.7 deaktiviert
  • Hebrew translation
  • Fix small issues in display with WP 2.7
  • Fix delete redirects
  • Refix log delete
  • Fix incorrect automatic redirection with static home pages
  • Support for wp-load.php
  • get_home_path seems not be available for some people
  • Update plugin.php to better handle odd directories
  • Korrekte DB Installation
  • Fix IIS problem
  • Install defaults when no existing redirection setup
  • New version