A redirect is a way to send both users and search engines to a different URL from the one they originally requested. The two most commonly used redirects are 301 (Permanent Redirect) and 302 (Temporary Redirect).
Why create a 301 Redirect?
- Route incoming links to obsolete URLs to the correct location
- Create permanent targets for frequently changing URLs
- Create long terms URLs for branding or substitute short URL aliases for long URLs
- Preserve search engine rankings for renamed or moved pages
Why create a 302 Redirect?
- Use temporary redirects for short-term marketing campaigns
- If users do not want to permanently register redirects with search engines
Managing Redirects in WordPress for Finance
Within the WordPress for Finance Redirects module users can carry out the following actions:
- List and manage all redirects for a site instance
- Search through the list of all redirects of a site instance
- Add a 301 or 302 redirect for a site instance
- Delete redirects from a site instance
- Import redirects from a file