The Quick Page/Post Redirect metabox contains options to redirect the page to another page. This is typically used to redirect an existing page that is no longer updated, relevant or should not be deleted because the URL is used in print publications or linked heavily throughout the Elon website. These pages should be redirected to a page with similar or relevant content as the existing page. If there is no relevant equivalent, you should consider deleting the page.
To open the Quick Page/Post Redirect metabox, click on the white title bar and the box will expand to display all available options.
While there are several options to assist with redirecting a page, these are the recommended settings. For a full list of available options and descriptions, view the all available options section below.
- Make Redirect Active: Check this box to enable the redirect.
- Redirect / Destination URL: The full URL you want the page to redirect to.
- Type of Redirect: 302 Temporary
All Available Options
- Make Redirect Active: Checking or unchecking this option will enable/disable the redirect.
- Open in a new window: Checking this option will open the redirected page in a new tab/window.
- Add rel=”nofollow” to link: Checking this option will add a “no follow” tag to the redirect, and is used for search engine optimization purposes. If you’re not familiar with SEO, ignore this option.
- Show Redirect URL in link: Modifies the link that is created for the page. This option can be ignored.
- Redirect / Destination URL: The web address of the page you want to redirect to. This should include the full URL, including the http:// or https://.
- Type of Redirect: The type of redirect that will be used.
- 301 Permanent: A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one URL to another. This option should only be used if you are certain the page is no longer needed. 301 redirects will “tell” search engines that the current page is no longer used and “request” that they update search results to point to the new destination URL. It will also tell visitors’ browsers to always go to the new destination URL, and will require the visitor to clear their browser’s cache in order to view the existing page even if you disable or delete the redirect at a later date.
- 302 Temporary (recommended): A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect, meaning it will not affect search engine results or store the redirect in a visitor’s browser cache. If you are unsure what redirect type is needed, this is the recommended option.
- 307 Temporary: A 307 redirect is another type of temporary redirect. Unless you’re certain you need a 307 redirect, you should use a 302 redirect instead.
- META Redirect: A META redirect is another type of temporary redirect. Unless you’re certain you need a META redirect, you should use a 302 redirect instead.