Browser Caching of 301 Redirects

Many people don’t realize that browsers cache 301 redirects. A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one URL to another. It only makes sense that a browser should cache a 301 redirect, after all, it is permanent.

Web Redirects and the Law of Specificity

A common mistake when setting up multiple redirects for a website is failing to put them in the correct order. Typically, the person setting them up realizes that order is important; but it isn’t always clear how the redirects should be ordered.

WWW Redirects with .htaccess

Determining whether to use www in your canonical URLs is an important decision and should be reinforced by redirects to prevent duplicate content from an SEO perspective. Definition of a WWW Redirect A www redirect is a rule on your web server that forwards all traffic from the non-www version of your domain to the… Read More

Simple Redirects with .htaccess

Anytime you migrate a web site, or even just relocate a single page to a new URL, redirects ensure that your users don’t get lost in the shuffle. Search engines also use redirects to aid in properly indexing your site’s content.

WordPress Must Use Plugins

WordPress must use plugins are plugins that are always loaded and cannot be deactivated within the WordPress admin.

Managing WordPress Automatic Updates

WordPress will, by default, automatically update itself when there are security releases. It can also update themes and plugins automatically if necessary. From a security perspective, this is great. However, automatic updates can also present complications.