Feature highlight: WP SEO Premium redirect manager

June 3, 2015
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By Joost de Valk

Image of the redirect manager notice that says: WordPress SEO Premium detected that you moved a post to the trash. Click here to create a redirect from the old post URL.

One of the things we are understanding more and more, is that we have failed to explain why our WordPress SEO Premium plugin is awesome. Today, I’d like to tell you about the redirect manager that’s contained in it.

First, let me show you this video:

This is one of the 13 videos that you get along with WordPress SEO Premium as well, that explain how to use the plugin.

Redirect when you need to

WordPress SEO Premium makes sure you don’t leave holes in your site. When you’re changing a posts URL, you should redirect the old URL to the new one. When you’re deleting a post, in most cases, you should redirect the URL somewhere. Both of these are common things to do when you’re cleaning up your old content. In both cases, WordPress SEO Premium will give you notices like this:

Image of the notice that says: WordPress SEO Premium created a redirect from the old post URL to the new post URL. Click here to undo this.

Similarly, when you’re cleaning out your tags or categories, you want to redirect them when you delete or change them:

Image of the redirect manager notice saying: WordPress SEO Premium detected that you deleted a term. Click here to create a redirect from the old term URL.

Note that these notice have been improved slightly from what they look like right now, you’ll all get this update next Wednesday when we release WordPress SEO 2.2.

Solve crawl issues with the redirect manager

The redirect manager is heavily tied into the Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) integration, which allows you easily solve all Google’s crawl issues. Simply click “Redirect” and tell the plugin where the redirect should go.

WordPress SEO, even the free version, helps you to optimize your site. WordPress SEO Premium, with this functionality, helps you make sure your site stays optimized.

Interested? Go get WordPress SEO Premium. It includes a year of support and comes with a month-long money back guarantee, no questions asked.

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