WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Redirection Plugin Setup

This document will walk you through the process of setting up the Redirection Plugin on a WiscWeb project.

Activation

This plugin is not activated in WiscWeb projects by default. However, Administrators can activate it in the project by following the instructions in WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Self Service Plugin Activation / Deactivation.

Usage

This plugin is primarily used for managing 301 redirections and keeping track of 404 errors. Users can easily set 301 redirects when moving their websites into WiscWeb or when they are just redesigning/restructuring their current WiscWeb site. 

  1. Navigate to Tools > Redirection in the project

    To locate the redirection plugin, click on Tools and select Redirection

  2. Review the Start Setup instructions for how to use the plugin. When finished, click Start Setup

    Review the startup instructions when prompted on the screen.

  3. In the Basic Setup window, choose whether or not you would like to monitor permalink changes and keep a log of all redirects and 404 errors. These options are unchecked by default and are not required. Only check them if you require these actions. When finished, click Continue Setup

    Choose your basic setup options when prompted on the screen.

  4. On the Rest API screen, you should see a line of green checkboxes appear when everything has been set up. When the button is available, click Finish Setup

    Review the setup and click finish.

  5. When the progress bar reaches 100%, click the Finished button

    When complete, click Finished to finalize the setup changes.

  6. Your project is now ready to have redirects added

Vendor Documentation

Redirection is a WordPress plugin built by John Godley

Additional documentation for the Redirection Plugin can be found on the vendor website.

Important Considerations

The Redirection plugin cannot process PHP or media (PDF, JPG, PNG, etc.) redirects.

Troubleshooting

  • If you are having trouble with setup of your redirects, please email help@doit.wisc.edu for assistance. Please note that you have a WiscWeb site and include the website URL in the email. Also, we encourage you to attach a spreadsheet of the redirects you wish to add (to the email) as this will help expedite the process.

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