Sep 142017

WordPress Redirection Plugin Options Settings shows you how to set up and manage all redirects in your site by configuring a few settings.

Last Updated; December 2, 2019

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

This tutorial shows you how to set up and configure the plugin option settings. They are straight forward, so you won’t find them too difficult to set up. In most cases the default settings will be more than enough.

Note: If this plugin helps you, please consider making a small donation to the plugin developer/s. Thank you.

What You Need

Redirection Plugin Tutorials

WordPress Redirection Plugin Options Settings

Step 1 ) Go to Tools -> Redirection -> Options to learn how to set up the plugins functionality. See the image below.

The first feature you will see in the plugin is the option to donate to the developer/s. If you use this plugin and you find that it works for you, then please consider donating an amount to the developer/s.


Step 2 ) The following is a list of options you can configure.

Note: The option Monitor changes to posts: will display what ever group you created under Groups tab.

Redirect Logs:

  • No logs
  • A day
  • A week
  • A month
  • Two months
  • Forever

404 Logs:

  • No logs
  • A day
  • A week
  • A month
  • Two months
  • Forever

IP Logging:

  • No IP logging
  • Full IP logging
  • Anonymize IP (mask last part)

URL Monitor:

  • Monitor changes to posts
  • Monitor changes to pages
  • Monitor changes to trash

RSS Token:

  • 59ae4c4ab4ea2ef9851bf3e1435ec282. (Sample code) You can leave this field blank so that another token can be generated automatically.

Default URL settings:

  • Case insensitive matches (i.e. /Exciting-Post will match /exciting-post)
  • Ignore trailing slashes (i.e. /exciting-post/ will match /exciting-post)

Default query matching:

  • Exact – matches the query parameters exactly defined in your source, in any order
  • Ignore – as exact, but ignores any query parameters not in your source
  • Pass – as ignore, but also copies the query parameters to the target

Auto-generated URL:

  • Used to auto-generate a URL if no URL is given. Use the special tags $dec$ or $hex$ to insert a unique ID instead

Apache .htaccess

Step 4 ) The following Apache Module allows you to set up and enable the following options.

Apache .htaccess Options

  • Enter full path URL for your .htaccess file = In this example you see the following URL E:/webserver/xampp/htdocs/wordpress/. To add the .htaccess file you would enter the following full URL path E:/webserver/xampp/htdocs/wordpress/.htaccess. (Note: Your path will be different in your site.)

Redirect Cache

Step 6 ) The following feature Redirect Cache allows you to set up how long you want to cache redirects URLs via expired headers. The following is a list of options you can enable for this feature.

Redirect Cache Options

  • Never cache
  • An hour
  • A day
  • A week
  • For ever

Step 7 ) The Rest API settings allows you to select from one of the options available in the drop down menu for the rest api.

Note: It is best to leave this with the default option selected unless you must select a different option.

  • Default Rest API:
  • Raw Rest API:
  • Relative Rest API:

Delete Redirection

Step 8 ) The following image Delete Redirection allows you to completely remove everything from the plugin. Please make sure that you are sure you want to do this when you click on the Delete button.



I hope the above information helps understand and manage the plugins options.

Click on the following URL Create Redirect URL to learn more.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest.

If you have any question please let me know.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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