My last post on getting links with 301 redirects generated a lot of questions. I recorded them in a video which was unfortunately deleted when we moved servers. However, these days, the best way to do a 301 redirect is to download a wordpress plugin for it. I’m currently using the “redirection” plugin, which I recommend. We tried a different plugin at first but it caused all sorts of errors on our site so we switched to the “redirection” plugin. But please please, if you are reading this in the future, make sure and look at current reviews of any 301 redirect plugin before installing it. Plugins sometimes fall by the wayside and their developers stop working on them, which eventually causes them to stop being compatable and cause all sorts of wordpress errors. Some of these errors can be worse than the 401 redirect or the 404 error you’re trying to avoid by doing a 301 redirect! I like to avoid wordpress plugins if I can help it, too much to keep track of.
Again, here is the link for how to do 301 redirects: