Redirection: one million downloads old

Noticed this on the Redirection plugin page:

That’s over a million downloads. Crazy.

I’ve been tidying the plugin up a bit in 2.2.14, with the aim of simplifying things in 2.3 (available from SVN trunk). Give it a test if you have the time.

16 thoughts on “Redirection: one million downloads old”

  1. That is an amazing achievement, John!

    I am a big fan of your plugin just as anyone else I know in the WordPress and SEO arena. I must have installed you plugin on about 347 diffent blogs by now. 🙂

  2. You are one modest guy..

    Why not go: “WOOOOHOO! One million people downloaded my awesome plugin! That is just amazing! I must be so brilliant!”

    That’s what I would have done.

    Anyways, you are brilliant and thank you for this fantastic plugin.

  3. Congratulations John, one of my favourite plugins. Please let me know if the Romanian translation needs updating.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks, I’ll fix that. It’s only in the unreleased code in SVN, not the one available from

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  4. Hi John, 1st of all THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for making this plugin!!! I have a quick question for you that I am sure you can answer in about 10 seconds. I have my old blog at and I want it to 301 redirect to along with every other URL that goes with it like to The URL structure is 100% identical from my old blog to my new blog site (I used the backupbuddy plugin to make the site transfer, so it is an exact copy of my old site just with a new domain name.) So I was reading online and saw there is a way of doing some sort of simple 301 redirect that will redirect every old site URL’s to all of the new site corresponding URL’s without having to manually type in all 1,500 URL’s 1 by 1 is this correct and if so can you PLEASE tell/show me how to do it using your plugin? We have a LOT of traffic going to our old domain name blog that we need redirected to our new domain name blog. Our new domain name site has taken a HUGE hit from Google because of having all the duplicate content and not doing the 301 redirects from our old one yet. I am a little nervous to just fumble around and “try” it on my own, and I would feel 1,000% better hearing from you on exactly how to do it 🙂

    P.S. I will GLADLY make a very nice donation to you for your help with this 🙂

  5. John,

    Congrats on the downloads. Its recognition of a good useful plugin!

    I’m not sure if this is the place for requests but could you consider the ability to sort the redirects list by each of the headings. This would be useful to see if we have already added a url (for example I may have a url defined but given some of the query parameters may want to change it to a reg ex). Also if I can sort by date, I can see if a particular redirect is no longer required, so could remove it to keep the list optimised!

  6. Hi John,

    Whenever I make a new post on one of my blogs, Redirection automatically (without my input) creates a redirection from the HOME page to the URL of this new post. It’s so annoying because if I forget, my homepage changes all the time to the latest post.

    Do you have any ideas how to fix this?


  7. Hello John..
    I don’t know why but the plugin don’t work correctly.
    It’s can’t made a redirect 301.

    I tired 100 times to add link and the plugins create only 2 of them.
    I’m put the source, destination and it’s not working. Any Idea?
    Where the plugins store the redirects? (File & Path)
    Thank you..


  8. hi John,

    sure could use your help. I’ve created several redirection with your Plugin – mple of but they do not work.

    this is an example of hte entry of a Source URL:

    The Target URL is as follows:

    The target url is valid. the document is there, but the plugin does not redirect to it. Even when I click on the Source url within the plugin area…. it pints to a 404 File not found. Do you have any idea what the issue is?

    All the Target URLs happen to be pdf documents that were uploaded and are in the wp-content/uploads area.

    Sure would appreciate some help. I have posted this in the WP Forum but have received no help –


  9. John,

    is it also possible to use your plugin to redirect a referer ?
    In details, I’d like that users from a specific website were redirected to a specific page of my site.

    Ciao & thanks


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