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How do I set up redirects?

Updated on May 1st, 2020

If you’d like to set up redirects, there are two recommended ways to do this with Flywheel:

#1 – Plugin based redirects

For simple redirects involving redirecting one page to another, we recommend using WordPress plugins to handle this. One great example is the Redirection plugin

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The Redirection plugin even allows you to specify a regular expression for the source url, so you can redirect entire groups of pages at once.

For more information and complete instructions on setting up the Redirection plugin, you can visit the developer’s website.

#2 – Server-side redirects

For more complex redirects, or redirects that involve static files, you will need to have Flywheel support enable the redirects for you. Simply submit a support ticket with a list of the redirects that you’d like enabled, and we can put them in place for you.

This is ideal for complex redirects and rewrites, such as those required by certain themes and plugins. This is also ideal for people migrating from other blogging platforms like Blogger, which utilize .html in their urls.

If you have questions about any of the redirect methods, don’t hesitate to contact Flywheel support. We’d be happy to help!

Note

Because Flywheel does not utilize .htaccess files, placing redirect directives in an .htaccess file will have no effect. More information about .htaccess files can be found in the article: Do you support .htaccess files?

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