Redirecting Deleted URLs

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  • #1538449

    carlje
    Member

    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone can help. My site was recently hacked and all content was deleted. I’ve recovered the content through cached info and am working through putting it all back up.

    However, the old, original pages – which got deleted – still appear on Google searches. Clicking through leads to 404 pages however. I’d like to redirect these pages to the new pages, so that I retain some SEO value for them.

    For example – this was the old post, which still appears on Google, but has been deleted – http://somefilmsandstuff.com/2012/12/19/inception/

    I’d need that URL redirecting to this new URL – http://somefilmsandstuff.com/2013/11/25/inception-review/

    Is there an easy way to do this? Or a plugin which could sort my entire blog for me? Any advice would be great on this.

    Thank you,

    The blog I need help with is somefilmsandstuff.com.

    #1538528

    tandava108
    Member

    I don’t think there is an easy way – all I can think of is to change the date of each article to match the original.

    #1538533

    carlje
    Member

    So there’s no way to simply redirect the old URLs to new ones?

    #1538537

    tandava108
    Member

    I’m afraid not :-( . I have wished that there was after discovering an error in a URL/Title .. – after correcting it anyone arriving because of a post notification email got a 404!

    #1538653

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    I’m sorry, but there’s no way to redirect URLs on WordPress.com like that. As tandava108 said, you can change the post date and the post slug (permalink) on your new posts so they match the old posts — that way visitors who use the old URL will end up in the right place.

    We also have some tips for recovering deleted posts and pages here: Deleted Posts and Pages

    Please let me know if I can provide any further help with this.

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