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  • Utility

Redirection is a powerful tool for site owners that provides a backend interface for creating site redirects.

Features

Match types Exact, Begins With, Ends With, Regular Expression
Redirect types 301 (Permanent) or 302 (Temporary)
Hit counters See how many people are hitting your redirects
Sortable Trigger the redirect you want for any given URL
Test URL Know exactly which redirects will trigger for any given URL
Simple Backend Interface No more struggling with .htaccess files trying to figure out why your redirects aren't working
Redirect list

Available Match Types

Matches Exactly A complete URL. Include the protocol and the query string.
Starts With Any URL that begins with what you specify. Include the protocol.
Ends With Any URL that ends with what you specify. Include the query string.
Regex Regular expression match. Supports wildcards and variables. See below.

Regular Expression URL Matching

Setting Match Type to Regex allows matching of multiple URLs in a single redirect. This can be useful for example when renaming your category URL from /category/ to /products/. A store often has tens or hundreds of categories so creating one redirect for each category URL isn't feasible. Regular Expressions allows a single redirect to cover all these URLs

Example Usage

Create a redirect as follows:

Match Type Regex
Redirect Type Permanent
From URL http://yoursite.com/category/(.+) - (.+) means 'Match anything and save to a variable'
To URL http://yoursite.com/products/$1 - $1 means 'Use variable #1'

For more information on regular expressions, see wikipedia or regular-expressions.info.

What is causing this redirect?

Some sites can have a lot of redirects and it can become difficult to figure out why a specific URL is redirecting. For this purpose I've added a Test URL button. Enter the URL that is redirecting in the backend and all matching Redirects will appear in a table below.

Have a feature suggestion? Found a bug or need support?

Please use the contact form on my website and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. I usually respond within a few hours depending on timezone differences.

  • Found the plugin not useful on 28 Apr, 2016

    Nice plugin, but UI is a bit outdated. Works not very efficient on database with a lot of redirects, because al redirects are stored and queried in MySQL database.

    Note: There is an alternative plugin available "Redirect" which has even more features and it's free. I recommend you to check that one out too.

  • Found the plugin useful on 22 Jan, 2016

    Excellent plugin, excellent support.

  • Found the plugin useful on 14 Sep, 2015

    Works just as advertised. Loving it.

1.1.6

Fix deprecated YAML syntax

Jan 29, 2016

1.1.5

Back to URL::full()

Jan 20, 2016

1.1.4

Fixed JS error

Dec 17, 2015

1.1.3

Improved UI

Sep 28, 2015

1.1.2

Bug fix when redirecting away from non existant pages

Aug 16, 2015

1.1.1

Added import/export

Jul 29, 2015

1.1.0

Switch to cached PHP routing engine

Feb 27, 2015

1.0.9

URL::full() was removed. Use URL::to() instead

Feb 21, 2015

1.0.8

RC compatibility fix

Feb 11, 2015

1.0.7

Use new settings layout

Jul 28, 2014

1.0.6

Validation compatibility fix for October v117

Jul 12, 2014

1.0.5

Add permissions

Jun 22, 2014

1.0.4

Use new sortable trait

Jun 18, 2014

1.0.3

Bug fixes

Jun 08, 2014

1.0.2

Bug fixes

May 30, 2014

1.0.1

Initialize plugin

May 30, 2014