Looking for an article to fix 404 Not Found Error in WordPress? So you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share the best and easiest way how to fix 404 error pages.
When you move or delete any page of your website and the visitor clicks on that URL, they have to face 404 error page. 404 error page greatly influences your site user experience.
Fixing 404 error pages in WordPress site is not a difficult task. The best thing about WordPress is that you can use plugins to solve any type of problem.
And thankfully WordPress.org has a Best WordPress plugin called Redirection, which manages 301 redirections and helps to track 404 error not found page. This helps keep your site’s user experience better.
How to fix WordPress pages returning 404 error
To fix a 404 error page in your WordPress site, first, you have to install and activate the Redirection plugin in your site. Here is a complete guide in which I explained about 3 different ways to install WordPress plugins.
After activating the plugin, click on Tools >> Redirection to set up redirects and follow the screenshot below.
In the Source URL field, add your old URL which is showing 404 Not Found Error and add the new URL to the Target URL field where you want to redirect the users.
After adding your URL, click on “Add redirect” Now go to your website to test it.
Now when a visitor clicks on the 404 error not found page, it will automatically redirect to the new URL.
How to Track 404 Errors in WordPress
Another good thing to redirection plugin is that you can easily track 404 error pages. Click the 404s link located at the top. This plugin will start displaying 404 error pages in your site. You can redirect them to another URL.
The plugin also redirects your modified posts. If you modify or edit your post’s URL, then this plugin automatically sets 301 redirects.
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