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Old custom permalinks redirect

This functionality is available only in Permalink Manager Pro.

Old custom permalinks redirect” could be very useful if you decide to change the custom permalinks at some point. Permalink Manager Pro can help you provide fallback for old version of URL whenever you change it again.

To activate this feature you will need to make sure that “Extra redirects (aliases)” and “Save old custom permalinks as extra redirects” options are turned on in “Settings -> Redirect settings” section.

Example:

As long as “Save old custom permalinks as extra redirects” option is turned on, all the previously used permalinks will be automatically saved as redirects. This would be case, if you either adjust both individual permalink or change the general permalink format (with “Permastructures” & “Regenerate/reset” tool).

See below example to check how the old permalinks are handled:

Initial URL:
http://example.com/products/books/sci-fi/2001-a-space-odyssey-25th-anniversary-edition (#1)
Custom permalink changed to:
http://example.com/2001-a-space-odyssey-25th-anniversary-edition (#2)
Old permalink
(saved as “extra redirect”)
Custom (canonical) permalink
(redirect target URL)
http://example.com/products/books/sci-fi/2001-a-space-odyssey-25th-anniversary-edition (#1) ==> http://example.com/2001-a-space-odyssey-25th-anniversary-edition (#2)
Custom permalink changed again to:
http://example.com/books/2001-a-space-odyssey (#3)
Old permalinks
(saved as “extra redirects”)
Custom (canonical) permalink
(redirect target URL)
http://example.com/products/books/sci-fi/2001-a-space-odyssey-25th-anniversary-edition (#1) ==> http://example.com/books/2001-a-space-odyssey (#3)
http://example.com/2001-a-space-odyssey-25th-anniversary-edition (#2)

How to manage “old custom permalinks” redirects?

You can edit or remove the old-permalink redirects at any time using URI Editor.

You can find more detailed instructions on how to manage the custom redirects in this article.