What happens when you change a URL?
That could be really nasty for pages that link to a url that no longer exists . And search engines and people don’t like to go to a “Page Not Found” page.
Or what if you mistype a URL in an email campaign which happened to me. Yikes!!
What if you want to shorten a URL without using a link shortening service?
That’s where the Redirection plugin comes in. Just tell Redirection what URL is replacing a URL that no longer exists (or never did) and users will automagically be sent – redirected – to the new URL.
No more messing around with configuring a .htaccess file to do this dirty work for you!!
A nice extra is that the Redirection keeps track of how many times it directs a user from an old URL to a new one.
Get the Redirection plugin at wordpress.org.