🐪 WordPress Redirect Plugin for SEO - Knowledge base

WordPress Redirect Plugin for SEO - Knowledge base

What does this plugin do?


Use custom redirect codes

Llama Redirect plugin allows you to manage redirects on your website. You can choose 301, 302, 307 and 300, 303, 304, 308 server response codes using the redirect plugin.

Rich settings allow using custom rules based on Browser, OS, user, Location (country, city, state), Date intervals (day, month, year).

Redirection server response code list
  • 301 - Moved Permamently

    Wiki: This and all future requests should be directed to the given URI.

  • 302 - Found

    Wiki: Tells the client to look at (browse to) another URL. 302 has been superseded by 303 and 307. This is an example of industry practice contradicting the standard. The HTTP/1.0 specification (RFC 1945) required the client to perform a temporary redirect (the original describing phrase was "Moved Temporarily"), but popular browsers implemented 302 with the functionality of a 303 See Other. Therefore, HTTP/1.1 added status codes 303 and 307 to distinguish between the two behaviours. However, some Web applications and frameworks use the 302 status code as if it were the 303.

  • 307 - Temporary Redirect

    Wiki: In this case, the request should be repeated with another URI; however, future requests should still use the original URI. In contrast to how 302 was historically implemented, the request method is not allowed to be changed when reissuing the original request. For example, a POST request should be repeated using another POST request.

  • 300 - Multiple Choice

    Wiki: Indicates multiple options for the resource from which the client may choose (via agent-driven content negotiation). For example, this code could be used to present multiple video format options, to list files with different filename extensions, or to suggest word-sense disambiguation.

  • 303 - See Other

    Wiki: The response to the request can be found under another URI using the GET method. When received in response to a POST (or PUT/DELETE), the client should presume that the server has received the data and should issue a new GET request to the given URI.

  • 304 - Not Modified

    Wiki: Indicates that the resource has not been modified since the version specified by the request headers If-Modified-Since or If-None-Match. In such case, there is no need to retransmit the resource since the client still has a previously-downloaded copy.

  • 308 - Permanent Redirect

    Wiki: The request and all future requests should be repeated using another URI. 307 and 308 parallel the behaviors of 302 and 301, but do not allow the HTTP method to change. So, for example, submitting a form to a permanently redirected resource may continue smoothly.

How it works?


Step-by-step process

When website user is accessing a page, the page data goes to WordPress core, Llama Redirect Plugin "catches" the request URL and checks if there are any redirect settings created. If there is some active rule for this page - the plugin is redirecting a user to another page, based on your settings. All the processes are happening on the server side.

How it works
  1. Website user is requesting a page
  2. Request URL goes to WordPress, and it is processing request
  3. WordPress sends the current requested URL to Plugin's function - an action, registered when you activate the plugin
  4. The requested URL is being checked in your redirect rules (plugin settings)
  5. If a rule is found and other settings match the current state - redirect rule is activating
  6. First of all, user data is logged (Browser, OS, URLs, date-time) if you enabled the logging
  7. Then Plugin sends the redirect action to WordPress
  8. WordPress transfers the user to another URL (according to your settings) and sends the server response code.
  9. User was redirected and he sees the target URL

What the problem does this plugin solve?


Search Engine Optimization purposes
  • Duplicated content issue
  • Unnecessary url parameters (GET)
  • Old links
  • Not used or wrong pages
  • 404 error handling
Marketing purposes
  • Traffic distribution
  • Visitor segmentation
  • Specific audience rules

Requirements to use this plugin


You will need PHP5.1+ version (goes by default from the year 2005). WordPress version should be 3.5.0 or higher (goes by default from the year 2011). Plugin is tested up to WordPress version 5.0

Can I use my existing WordPress theme?


Llama Redirect Plugin is working on server side area, and does not affect your current theme or any other visual appearance of your website.

How can I check out if the plugin works for me?


Please follow server and WordPress minimal requirements. If your website meets minimal requirements, then this plugin will work for you.

Which WordPress versions are supported?


Llama Redirect Plugin works with PHP version 5.1 or higher. WordPress version should be 3.5.0 or higher to handle all the used built-in function. Plugin is tested up to WordPress version 5.0.

Does this plugin depend on any others?


No, this is stand alone plugin. The redirect action is registered with the priority = 1 (lower numbers correspond with earlier execution).

Which browsers are supported?


As the plugin works on the server side and does not affect the visual appearance, the redirection process does not depend on the browser your visitors use.

How to install this plugin?


Please download Llama Redirect Plugin and click Install. After the plugin is installed - click Activate to see navigation panel.

Please follow this step by step how-to install guide

How do I get started?


Please follow our installation guide to install the plugin. And keep an eye to plugins documentation page to read about each function usage.

To start using Llama Redirect Plugin please install and activate it firstly. Then you will see the "Add URL" button to open the page to start with. Please follow in-line tool-tips and helpers to fill in the settings in the right way. After you finished, click "Add" and a new redirect rule will be created and activated. The most important part is to type the source URL (where the redirect comes from) and the target URL (where the redirect comes to).

If you want to try how it works - just try to access the page source URL and you will see how you were redirected to the target page.

How to change settings


If you want to change settings of a current redirect rule, please find it in My Links page, and click "Update". You will see the form, which is similar to "Add URL" you used before to create it.

Find out more in documentation

Does this plugin include unit tests?


Check out the Benchmark - security tests and benchmark full report, including loading MySQL, CPU, RAM, Memory charts, Xdebug test schemas.

Most common metrics are measured: Plugin load time, MySQL request loading and processing, RAM usage, CPU usage. Full report comes with Xdebug test and schemas.

Will this plugin slow down my site? Will it effect my site's speed?


Check out the Benchmark - which contains MySQL loading, CPU, RAM, Memory charts, Xdebug test schemas.

Does this create new database tables?


Yes, all redirect settings and access logs are stored in database

Are there any CSS Stylesheet conflicts?


As the Llama Redirect Plugin works on server side, we use styling on Admins settings page only, each rule has plugin's prefix, so it doesn't affect any others CSS rules.

PHP version compatibility


Llama Redirect Plugin is running on PHP version 5.1, which goes by default from 2005 in all hosters. Checkout minimal requirements section to verify other compatibilities.

Do I have to know how to program or design?


No. You can use settings using Llama Redirect Plugin admin interface only. Only if you want to use wildcards in redirection rules, then you should know how to use them.

We recommend you to use our Online Wildcard tester tool, and IP range tester tool before saving your settings in your plugin.

What is the plugin license?


Plugin licence is standard General Public license (GPL2) and higher. Read full text here - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Is it free?


Yes, Llama Redirect Plugin Lite is absolutely free for use. Other PRO versions or any add-ons come with some charge. Please have a look at pricing plans here

I love this plugin! Can I donate to you?


Thank you! You are welcome to donate our - official Llama Redirect Plugin donation link

Is it secure? / GDPR compliance


Llama Redirect Plugin uses log database which contains log records of redirected users. Each user comes with IP, Browser, OS information. You can easily turn off such tracking for any redirect rule if is required. Please find out more about the structure in plugins documentation page

Plugin Features


The SEO URL Redirect Plugin comes with over 30 features, and we're constantly adding new ones in response to our customer's feedback.

Built-in Machine Learning
  • basic Machine Learning – analysis of your plugin settings - to help you achieve your goals
  • basic Built-in webchat – - communication with Llama Assistant on 24/7 basis
  • basic ML commands – - you can send commands to Llama Assistant - it will handle all routine work for you.
  • pro Auto Apply – of commands, based on Machine Learning analysis.
Custom response code
  • basic Server response code – based on your needs you can select one of the most used server response codes 301, 302, 307 and even other official redirects: 300, 303, 304, 308
  • basic Most popular codes – 301, 302, 307
  • basic Other response codes – 300, 303, 304, 305, 308
  • basic Support – learn more about server response codes and it's difference in our blog post.
Zero code necessary
  • basic User friendly interface – all options contain the in-line help tool-tips
  • basic User's manual designed for people – no code manual - for people, not for machines
  • basic User's manual for developers – including code examples and explanations using coding terminology
Any redirects from A to B
  • basic Match any URL – simply just type the URL you want to redirect from. Redirection will work even if this page not really exists.
  • basic Any target URL – you can put any URL as the redirection target. It could be a local page on your website or event any external URL from the other resource
Useful quick links
  • basic Post page – redirect rule creation button. Create a new rule in a few clicks.
  • basic Web – admin panel - quick create button to add a specific redirect rule.
Custom rules based on user
  • basic Browser matching criteria – the redirection will be activated only if the visitors Browser matches your selected settings, and won't work for all the other visitors.
  • basic OS matching criteria – same as Browser settings, you can segment your visitors based on the Operating System they use
  • basic Referrer match – you can specify any Domain or Referring URL that visitors come from. And activate redirection based on this information
  • pro User role – activate redirection rules only if visitor actually has a specific WordPress role
Force SSL / HTTPS redirection
  • pro Enable HTTPS – special settings to redirect all pages to HTTPS version
  • pro Cloudflare – compatibility
Wildcard support
  • pro Use wildcards – to cover a list of specific URLs you want to activate redirects.
  • pro Online sandbox – you are welcome to use our Online Wildcard sandbox to test your setting before submitting to your website
404 error monitoring
  • pro 404 logging – if someone access a URL on your website that doesn't exist - this information will be recorded into plugin's log page.
  • pro Quick reaction – create a redirection rule for 404 page in few clicks
Import / Export feature
  • pro Export – all your saved redirects into a CSV file to use in the other website or just for backup your settings for a future usage
  • pro Import – previously saved CSV file to create all the redirection settings automatically
IP referral spam
  • pro Specific IP – Apply redirect rule to a specific IP address. For others IPs the redirect rule won't work.
  • pro IP range – Block referral spam using the IP ranges. Checkout our Online IP Range Sandbox for testing. You are welcome to use our IP range tester tool to test your setting before submitting to your website
Time and Date based redirection
  • pro Time interval redirects – create custom rules based on your local time. Example: activate redirect if time now is between 1 p.m and 2 p.m
  • pro Day of the week redirects – custom rules based on the day of the week. Example: activate redirect if now is Monday
  • pro Monthly redirects – For example, redirect users if now is January
Special GET parameters
  • pro Any parameter – use any GET parameter to redirect user into a specific page
  • pro Parameter only redirects – you can activate a redirect using only GET parameter even without a specific value for it.

Where can I request new features?


Please use our feature request form - please describe in details what exactly you would like to upgrade, how this works now and you see it after upgrade.

How can I try the full-featured plugin?


Navigate on the plugin page.

Find and click on button "Demo". Follow up instructions.

Do you customize this plugin? Can I hire you to customize the plugin for me?


Yes. Please use our feature request form - please describe in details what exactly you would like to upgrade, how this works now and you see it after upgrade.

Can I use this plugin on my language?


Yes. Llama Redirect Plugin works with URL only. So it doesn't matter the website language is used.

Can I translate this plugin?


Please submit your translations using our contact form at Contact Us Page

Which languages are supported?


The one thing where language is used is Admin interface only. So the end user or visitor won't see any text labels from Llama Redirect Plugin.

Where can i get support?


First of all, please check our support resources:

Check out online sandboxes for testing:

If your questions is not listed in the resources above, please use Support Request Form to receive customer support. Please include your license key to your request.

Where can I find documentation?


Use Official Llama Redirect Plugin documentation. Also we recommend to download the documentation in PDF format to have access to it in any time you need.

Is there a tutorial?


Your first steps with the plugin:

Online helpers for function testing:

I installed the plugin but it does not work


Please pay attention if you are using 308 redirects. These are Permanent Redirects and most browsers remember the response of your server. So even if you turn this redirect rule off - browser will continue using this setting to redirect you.

My question isn't answered here


If your questions is not listed in the resources above, please use Support Request Form to receive customer support. Please include your license key to your request.

Where can I report a bug?


Please use Support Request Form and follow up instructions here - Plugin Support Request

How can I contribute, support or post feedback?


Thank you for support! Please use following links:

  • 1) Leave your review here
  • 2) Share any ideas you have
  • 3) Spread the word in Facebook, or Blog. Please mention #llamasapps hashtag or a direct link to SEO URL Redirects Plugin

Can I suggest an feature / idea for the plugin?


Sure, please add it here - Suggest Feature form

How much pro version costs? / How do I get paid?


Please use official Llama Redirect Plugin page - Pricing section, choose your plan and follow up instructions

Do you have other plugins?


Yes. Please welcome to visit our plugins page here - LlamasApps WordPress plugins

How can I contact you?


If you need a support, please use Support Request Form here

If your question is not related to this plugin, please use Contact Form here


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