WP 301 Redirects

How Do I Download The Latest Version Of The Plugin?

You can always access the latest version of WP 301 Redirects PRO through the Dashboard.

Click on the menu item from the left to immediately download the latest version of the plugin. We continuously work on the plugin to make it better, so the new version means new features, as well as bug & security fixes

We strongly suggest keeping the plugin updated at all times. Once installed on a site, WP 301 Redirects updates via the standard WP admin updates mechanism so you can update it seamlessly like any other plugin.

  1. Click on the download icon
  2. Wait for the file to download
  3. Save the file on your desktop or anywhere you prefer

After that, you can update the plugin:

  1. Open and log in to your FTP server
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains your WordPress site (it’s usually named “www”)
  3. Go to /wp-content/plugins/301-redirects folder
  4. Unzip the file you have previously downloaded
  5. Copy the content to the /301-redirects folder directory

I Lost My Password; How Can I Log In?

Don't worry; we know it's hard to remember or keep all those passwords you have on different sites and apps. When it comes to WP 301 Redirects PRO and the Dashboard, you can easily reset your password if lost.

You can access the Reset Password page via https://dashboard.wp301redirects.com/reset-password/ or:
  1. Go to https://dashboard.wp301redirects.com/
  2. Scroll down at the bottom of the page
  3. Click on the "reset the password" button
  4. Once on the page, type in the email that you used when purchasing WP 301 Redirects PRO
  5. Click on the "Get New Password" blue button
  6. Check your email and copy the new password
  7. Go back to https://dashboard.wp301redirects.com/ and log in with the new password

After that, you can change the password by going to your profile pages.

How Can I Contact Support?

While browsing through the Dashboard, you will always have the contact beacon available at the bottom-right portion of your screen. To contact support, you need to:

  1. Click on the beacon to activate it
  2. Fill in your name, and email address, and write a message
  3. Click the "Ask" button on the tab
  4. Write your message and click the "Send Message" button

Alternatively, while you're using the plugin on your WordPress websites, you need to:
  1. Go to Settings -> 301 Redirects
  2. Open the Support tab
  3. Click on the "Contact Support" tab

Please check your email address before sending it because that's where we will be responding to you. On the bottom of the page, you will find the "Site Info" section. This is necessary for our support agents to be able to assist you.

Can I Hide The License Key So My Customers Don’t See It?

Sure, that's one of our agency options. Once you activate the license key on a site, simply activate the white label option in the license tab, and the license will be hidden.

Will You Continue To Maintain The Free Version?

Yes, we will continuously work on & maintain both the free and PRO versions of WP 301 Redirects. The free version is not going anywhere. You can expect updates for the free plugin every 5 to 7 weeks. If anything urgent pops up, then obviously, we'll push it ahead of schedule.

How Many People Work In Your Company?

Currently, there are around 20 people working at WebFactory. We also have several freelancers who we reach out to when we need to outsource specific tasks. You can learn more about the company here.

Do You Have An Official Facebook Group?

Yes, we do, and you're welcome to join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WebFactoryLtd/ This Group provides WebFactorys' premium products Community support (WP 301 Redirects, WP Reset, UnderConstructionPage, Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode, Google Maps Widget).

We also like to share our latest articles about WordPress and web design, as well as to discuss any related topics. And let's not forget about the discounts and special deals only for group members.

I Found A Bug; How Do I Report It?

Sorry to hear that 🙁 Although we are very careful when developing a plugin, bugs are an inevitable part of any software. If you have found a bug, please don't hesitate to contact us and report the problem. We will check it out and fix it ASAP.

Can I use Wildcard Characters?

You can use * as a wildcard character in source URLs. It replaces any string of zero or more characters.

Example 1: 
From: /blog/* will redirect to:
  •  /blog/some-post/
  •  /blog/some-other-post/
  • /blog/anything-else/
  • etc.

Example 2:
You can also use it inside the URL. For example, the rule:  /blog/*/news/ will redirect any pages that match that pattern:
  • /blog/01-06-2020/news/
  • /blog/02-06-2020/news/
  • /blog/03-06-2020/news/
  • etc.

Example 3:
From: /my*page/ will redirect to:
  • /my-first-page/
  • /my-second-page/
  • /my-3rd-page/
  • etc.

Zero Characters:
The Wildcard also matches 0 characters. Here's the example For example /my*page/ will also match /mypage/ Slashes: Slashes are treated like any other character. That means that the same example above will catch   /my/page/ as well.

How To Get Link Scanner Credits?

Depending on your purchase, you should already have either monthly recurring credits available or one-time credits that you can use for scanning your site for problematic links. If you need extra credits, you can always purchase more through the dashboard under the Link Scanner section.

5 Recepies for RegEx Redirects

Regular expressions are a set of characters used for defining a search pattern. They can be used for creating unique redirects that will help you redirecting entire categories or links with similar parameters.

Redirect changing a URL query parameter to something else: Redirect From: /?referral_id=(?'rid'.*) Redirect To: /?refid=[rid] (note the backslash escaping the first ? question mark character)

Redirect changing part of the path in the URL for example you changed the cateogry /oldcategory/ to /newcategory/ and you want URLs like /oldcategory/my-awesome-post/ to be redirected to /newcategory/my-awesome-post/ Redirect From: /oldcategory/(?'path'.*) Redirect To: /newcategory/[path]

Redirect URL to remove date path from URL for example redirect /2020/10/20/post-name/ to /post-name/ Redirect From: /d{4}/d{2}/d{2}/(?'slug'.*) Redirect To: /[slug]

Redirect all URLs to a new website. For example https://currentwebsite.com/some-page to https://newwebsite.com/some-page Redirect From: /(?'path'.*) Redirect To: https://newwebsite.com/[path]

Redirect URLs using multiple named groups. For example change date format from /2020/10/20/post-name/ to /20/10/2020/post-name/ Redirect From: /(?'y'd{4})/(?'m'd{2})/(?'d'd{2})/(?'path'.*) Redirect To: /[d]/[m]/[y]/[path]

Redirect URL if it contains certain keywords. For example if it contains "apples", "oranges", "kiwi" anywhere in the URL redirect to /fruits/ /oldcategory/my-awesome-post/ to be redirected to /newcategory/my-awesome-post/ Redirect From: /.*(apple|orange|kiwi).*/ Redirect To: /fruit/