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(Entry was posted by Jobin John on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, March 22, 2018).

What is the best way to do a 301 redirect on a WordPress site, from Old Url to New Url?

What is the best way to do a 301 redirect on a WordPress site, from Old Url to New Url? Example: www.test.com/new-seo to www.test.com/seo. Should I use a plugin or do it in the .htaccess File or use Apache’s mod rewrite?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Paul Thompson: The easiest way if you just have a few is to write the redirect directly into the htaccess file. Redirect 301 /new-seo https://www.test.com/seo
  • Michael Martinez: A plugin adds processing time to every URL request. I only resort to plugins on sites where I implement a LOT of 301 redirects, unless I can do them efficiently via .htaccess.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on G+, Thursday, March 22, 2018).

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