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How to f@ckin 404 redirect to main page in wordpress

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by pary07, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    Wasted like 3 hours in finding this one out

    I have loads of 404 pages on my wp blog. And I want to redirect all of them to my home page. How can I do this ?

    The htaccess method won't work ..

    Doing php redirect from my themes' index.php file won't do it as the the index.php first calls the header and using this code when there is no post(in case of 404 errors) gives the error while implementing the standard php redirect i.e
    SEMrush
    <?php
       header("Status: 301 Moved Permanently");
       header("Location:http://www.ChangeThisURL.com");
    ?>
    Code (markup):
    The error on 404 page in wordpress -

    Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output.. blah blah
    Code (markup):
    The wp theme doesn't have its own 404.php error page and 404 in handled in the index.php only through function <?php else : ?>
     
    pary07, Oct 4, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. aj.eylia

    aj.eylia Peon

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    #2
    create a new 404.php
     
    aj.eylia, Oct 4, 2008 IP
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  4. That-Guy

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    #4
    I am having this problem but the plugin does not re-direct back to the main page. Can anyone help?
     
    That-Guy, Aug 1, 2009 IP
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    #5
    Looking for this as well.
     
    adbox, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #6
    I use this code and does the job for me.

    When a visitor enters a dead link on one of my sites, it gets automatically redirected to the root (www.domain.com)

    <?php
    
    //Simple Redirect for WordPress. 
    //Christopher Carey
    //301 Redirect for Wordpress
    //http://wwww.noheat.com
    
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
    header("Location: ".get_bloginfo('url'));
    
    exit();
    
    ?>
    PHP:

    Make a php file and name this file "404.php" and upload this in the theme folder via FTP (NOT in your plugins folder!)

    If there is already a 404.php file simply overwrite it with the new one.

    :)
     
    ilook, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    GENIUS! PURE GENIUS! This Worked!!!! :D

    Thank you!
     
    tonytovar, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    adbox Well-Known Member

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    *nods@ilook thank you
     
    adbox, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Glad it helped guys :)
     
    ilook, Dec 13, 2009 IP
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    Wp-Mod.Com Peon

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    #10
    i have been working around wordpress lately and this error that you get about headers sent out is mostly due to the white space above and below php closing an opening tags, so be careful , dont leave any space
     
    Wp-Mod.Com, Dec 13, 2009 IP
  11. mccomf

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    #11
    This is working like a charm...
     
    mccomf, Apr 13, 2010 IP
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    #12
    Hi folks, may be this thread will help?

    forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1765914
     
    KimiGermany, Apr 13, 2010 IP
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    #13
    Thanks!

    This 404 code works great!
     
    slimjim2010, May 23, 2010 IP
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    ilook Well-Known Member

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    #14
    It's already solved by my solution posted above :)
     
    ilook, May 27, 2010 IP
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    That sounds really interesting. Will try it on my blogs. I have already added to your user reputation. Thanks
     
    kevoh99, May 27, 2010 IP
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    ilook Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kevoh99 :)
     
    ilook, May 27, 2010 IP
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    #17
    Is there a plugin for this? Just curious.
     
    hardjoko, Jun 1, 2010 IP
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    #19
    use 404 redirection plugin, so simple
     
    thavara, Jun 2, 2010 IP
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    #20
    In wordpress did the 404 redirect in 404.php as shown in this thread... I get to main page but the relatively linked images have the erroneous "stub" in them...

    There may be some OTHER config problem... I'm flummoxed.

    Any help/advice appreciated.:confused:
     
    piwacket, Oct 30, 2010 IP