How to Redirect 404 page to the Home Page in WordPress

One of the major reasons most people leave a website is 404 errors. Chances of a potential customer or client leaving a website and going to a competitor’s site are very high when they get 404 errors. Apart from losing clients, a website owner can also lose a lot of traffic and possible backlinks all because of 404 pages. This tells you that you should not ignore them and should try to make sure that you do not have 404 errors on your website. The best way to do that is by redirecting the 404 pages to a custom page or the homepage of your website. In this post, we are going to discuss the best ways of redirecting 404 pages to the homepage in WordPress.

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How to fix 404 Not Found error in WordPress

In this post, we are going to discuss ways of fixing the 404 Not Found error in WordPress.

Most developers will first design their WordPress websites on their localhost and then transfer it to their server. After the migration, even though you are able to access the homepage and the WordPress dashboard, it is possible to get the 404 not found error when accessing specific posts.

This can also happen when your .htaccess file is deleted by mistake or when there is something wrong with the rewrite rules.

We are going to discuss two methods that we can use to fix the 404 Not Found error in WordPress. They include;

  1. Resaving Permalinks
  2. Making edits to the .htaccess file.

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How to create 301 Redirects in WordPress

Understanding 301 redirects are an important part of the website SEO strategy. There will be times when URL’s are changed, the page is deleted, the website is migrated. In such cases implementing proper 301 redirects will help preserve the link juice.

Fortunately, WordPress makes it super easy to create 301 redirects. There are quite a few plugins that let you quickly create redirects without any knowledge of coding.

In this particular post, I will be sharing step by step instructions for creating 301 redirect in WordPress.

After going through this tutorial, you can easily redirect a particular URL to another URL.

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How to Filter Blog Posts by Author in WordPress Admin panel

In this post I will share step by step instruction on how you can easily filter blog posts by authors in WordPress Post Panel.

The default list panel lets you filter posts by

  • Month
  • Category
  • Post Status

The Author filter is not included by default.

So to add the author filter, we will make use of a plugin Author Filters.

As the name suggests, this plugin lets you filter the blog posts by author.

Lets see how it works.

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