It is the simplest re-routing to perform but it is also the most dangerous, if you make mistakes, they are later more complex to solve. Another problem is Hacker attacks, Kinsta explained their approach.
302 Redirect : Temporary
307 redirect: https
308 Redirect : Permanent
Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS
Redirect from non-www to www
Page 404: nonexistent
Is it worth using redirects?
Absurdly yes! Otherwise you will lose traffic, SEO, Backlinks.
Yoast SEO is the most popular WordPress plugin. It was born way back in 2008. Think about it, it still exists, after all the difficulties. They really have a lot of experience and therefore I recommend them first of all.
It takes care of SEO as the name implies, it helps you in improving the writing of your articles for Google.
What interests us about this plugin today is the Redirect Manager panel, after which you can redirect the links
The redirect tab in SEO allows you to enter the old URL and the new URL you want visitors to be redirected to.
It supports all the redirects we mentioned above. It also supports REGEX redirects and an import function that accepts a CSV file with all redirects.
This plugin is very important especially for SEO, a piece of news came out a little while ago from Search Engine Journal where they say that from 2021 Google will heavily penalize sites without Https.
Having an HTTP and an HTTPS version of the website is bad for SEO because it creates duplicate content.
First of all, I recommend you to use this other SSL plugin which regardless would transfer all users from http to HTTPS. If you still notice any other problems, then you will definitely need to use this plugin.
Easy HTTPS Redirection will apply all HTTP requests to the HTTPS version of your site. You can also select the specific URLs you want to keep unchanged.
For example, you want to use the secure HTTPS version of the following URL on your site:
The plugin will make sure that the user can only see:
Automatic redirection of the entire domain.
Using an HTTPS URL, you can force static loading of files (CSS, images, js)