Old Permalinks 301 Redirect to New Permalinks with WordPress Plugin

wordpress-301-redirect At initial stage of bogging on WordPress, you may choose a particular format for permalink i.e. URL of posts, Categories etc for your WordPress blog and after reading some posts about SEO, now you want to change the format. Then you must be afraid of loosing old back-links and traffic. As you know that if previous URL gets a permanent redirect (301 Redirect) to the new URL structure then there is no worry about traffic loss.

WordPress users can change the URL format i.e. permalink structure at any point of time without loosing traffic by using a simple to use plugin. Permalinks Migration Plugin for WordPress (Dean’s Permalinks Migration) is that plugin which will redirect your old permalinks to new one without loosing any link juice and traffic. So for search engines, those previous links will not throw 404 error page.

Screenshot of WordPress Plugin : Permalinks Migration


How to use Dean’s Permalinks Migration

  • Download and Activate Dean’s Permalinks Migration plugin from WordPress Extend Directory
  • Under Settings, You will find “PermalinksMigration” tab, enter your old permalink structure of this settings page
  • Now go to Settings ==> Permalinks, and enter your new permalink structure in custom permalink page
  • Done, now your old permalinks will be 301 redirect to new permalinks

If you think that your permalink structure is not appropriate and want to update that then use this plugin and update the structure from Settings ==> Permalinks option page.  

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • That’s a nice plugin. I never used any redirect plugin in my blog. But now I think I need one. Will check the description of this plugin.. kudos.. 🙂

  • It doesn’t work when I use it. It directs the old pages to the new type of permalink, but then the content is gone.

    Also, what if I changed my permalinks multiple times?

  • Same Problem here, migrated to wordpress 2.9.2 and changing permalinks as well as using this and other redirect tools does not help. only 404s 🙁

  • hello i have tested this plugins.. working fine but one major issue is category… when click any category then by default showing post url

  • deans permalink plugin is a life savier for those who are thinking to migrate from blogspost blog or thinking of changing URL structure of their blog.

  • gyeben

    This is article and Dean’s permalink plugin are both lifesavers… 🙂