Many website owners need every once in a while to create a redirect for a certain blog post. One reason would be you need to create this redirect when you change the permalink for a blog post and you want to help those who’ve bookmarked the post and search engines finds the post so you want lose all of authority and social media connections to that certain blog post.
One of the advantages and yet disadvantages of WordPress is plugins. Plugins allows the users to add functionality to their websites without coding though that might seems great, they also tend to increase the resources required by the website and that increases the load over the server and might lead it to crash.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to create a redirect to your WordPress website without any plugins, and without further ado let’s jump to the tutorial.
Step One: FTP to your server using your favourite client (e.g FileZilla).
Step Two: Find the .htaccess file in your root directory.
Step Three: Create a backup for the .htaccess and download it to your local computer before doing anything.
Step Four: On a blank line (don’t insert this code inside any existing lines) copy and paste the following code, where oldpage.html: is the old page link.
Now, you’ve successfully created a redirection for WordPress website blog post without the overhead and hassle of any plugin.