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How to 301 redirect 404 pages in wordpress?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can someone tell me code to use so I can 301 404 pages (expired aged domain links), to the main domain?
    I usually use a plugin but it's giving me site errors.
     
  2. whosays

    whosays Newbie

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    Doing a quick search the plugin '404 redirected' may be of use
     
  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks, I'll try it. Hopefully it works on my host.
     
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    [Bender] Registered Member

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    put this in .htaccess (in root folder) and save

    redirect 301 /old/old.htm <newlink>

    but yea, that's a 10-15 seconds of google question.. i would have posted the link but I can't :)
     
  5. whosays

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    Found this also. Says to put in the themes 404.php file. If there is not one, create the 404.php within the theme directory

    Code:
    //Simple Redirect for WordPress.
     //Christopher Carey
     //301 Redirect for WordPress
     
     header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
     header("Location: ".get_bloginfo('url'));
     exit();
    
     
  6. allinet

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    add a line(s) to the .htaccess on the root of the domain

    redirect 301 /expired link/ http://www.domainDOT.whatever
     
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    If your using wordpress I use a plugin called "404 to start".

    Hope this helps
     
  8. jon_xx_x

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    Thanks. I think I found what my original problem was though, I didn't add a page, so I was getting a 404 error, so it was looping.
     
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  10. jon_xx_x

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    That's the one I always use.
    I don't know what the problem was, but it seems to be working now.