WordPress is still incredibly popular and sometimes you have a to move a WordPress installation or you want to change your permalink structure. Regardless of your motivation, you probably don’t want to hurt your SEO.
I’ve spent some time writing and testing
.htaccess for Apache2 redirects recently, so I thought I’d share a list of commonly needed WordPress redirects using regular expressions or just removing segments.
By default I’ll assume you use a
.htaccess file that looks something like this:
Continue reading “WordPress .htaccess and Permalink Cheat Sheet”
I got some notifications from the Google Webmaster Tools recently. Increasing numbers in both server and not found errors. Here is how I solved them.
How to get rid of Not Found Errors?
Either put the missing content back up or tell Google and any other service or visitor that it is gone for good. I’ve written an article on How to take a site offline through .htaccess, that’s what I used here. Continue reading “Increase in Not Found Errors in Google Webmaster Tools?”
To take down a website or part of one, you can just point search engine spiders to the 410 status code.
.htaccess makes it very easy to flag a link as offline or gone. It’s what we’ll use to tell either google or other search engine spiders that the content that once was there is not anymore and that it is our deliberate choice.
Continue reading “Take site offline with .htaccess”
.htaccess is a very valuable file for web developers. I can not get into it’s full functionality here, but it is basically responsible for a lot of directing back and forth, making links look pretty and so on. Continue reading “Redirect Permanent made easy”