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Simple 301 Redirects by BetterLinks

Simple 301 Redirects provides an easy method of redirecting requests to another page on your site or elsewhere on the web.
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Improve Your User Experience With Simple 301 Redirects Solution for WordPress Got “404 not found” errors? Launching a marketing campaign with a new URL? Or relaunching your website with a new URL? Let’s redirect your old URLs to new ones automatically by creating 301 redirects to existing pages.

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No longer working after upgrading (for URL strings with symbols)

By thejae on April 19, 2023

First, thank you for this great free plugin. We've been using it for many years. Recently after upgrading WP to 5.9.5 (I know it's an old version but bear with me). The following redirects no longer work


However if I remove the ?lang=en parameter, it will work again. We've never had this issue before.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Redirects stopped working

By Stanislav Khromov (khromov) on September 21, 2022

All redirects randomly stopped working after being fine for many years. Now the redirected paths just return 404. 🤷

Plugin Quit Working

By graphicsbyte on August 5, 2022

I have been using this plugin for years with no problems. This morning I noticed I had many 404 errors and none of the redirects were working. The plugin currently says it's untested with WordPress 6.0.1 which is the version I am using. Until a patch happens this plugin is useless.

Abandoning this plugin after using it for years

By Studiobovenkamer on May 19, 2022

Have been using this for a long time on a lot of sites, but something happened to the focus of the developers. The import functionality has been broken for quite a while now. Even if you import the export file of the plugin itself, it doesn't work.

Just starting using this again.

By xolite on September 3, 2021

Just started using this again after making some changes to slugs that are ranking well in google. Strange bad reviews with this plugin, there is nothing wrong with it, it works perfectly fine. Some user experience is required when redirecting URL's and the proper way to do it. Site configuration (such as SSL) will determine how redirects happen as well as many other factors. This plugin simply redirects a URL -> NEW URL as 301 Redirect, that is all, everything else after this point has nothing to do with the plugin. It bothers me when I see "bad" reviews for a developer trying to make money with a free plugin, this developer at least allows the two notices to be dismissed and never to be seen again unlike many other popular plugins with dashboard nag screens every time the dashboard is loaded. However, I do recommend the developer fix the example on the interface above the redirect url section that shows an example of the URL. Destination example: https://www.yoursite.com//new-page/ Should be a single slash Destination example: https://www.yoursite.com/new-page/ Great work, I appreciate the plugin.

Don't use this Plugin if you value your site

By EdwardR on August 9, 2021

This plugin was so easy to use. So many sites used it. However, don't use it for years and think it is going to be easy to remove all the redirects. If you have a large site with history, this could become a nightmare to deal with. Just delete the plugin, move on to another plugin that works. This one sucks!

Used to work, but not any more...

By naznewsgirl on July 1, 2021

This was my go-to plugin for 301 redirects, but with the latest versions, it's full of bugs. There's no overall save button anymore, and if you delete (and confirm deletion) a redirect then reload the page, the redirect is back. If you change a redirect and click the "update" button next to the redirect, then leave and go back, the change is reverted back. It's useless this way.

Ruined (after the WPDeveloper acquisition ~ 4 months ago)

By peterarends on May 25, 2021

Simple 301 Redirects has provided me a lot of value in the past. Thankful for all the years. But... Now it is just a Marketing Tool for BetterLinks by WPDeveloper. I can't blame @scottnelle and WPDeveloper for the sale (or whatever transaction happened) but the plugin is bloated with promotion for Betterlinks and worse, does not work out of the box anymore while the "Redirection" plugin does. So will have to migrate dozens of websites to an alternative. :-s

Plugin stopped working

By mozzie34 on May 20, 2021

Unable to add any more rows. Switching to something else.

This plugin has stopped working

By carol167 on May 12, 2021

This plugin has stopped working, so Iʻve uninstalled and trying something else

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