Super simple WordPress hack here in the form of a wickedly smart and easy theme.
Enter Redirectr Theme, a simple yet effective way to move old traffic from an old blog to a new blog.
For example… Let’s say that I had a mental/emotional/spiritual breakdown and I wanted to completely rebrand “ChurchCrunch.com” to “JesusIsAHackstar.com“… and in my emotional insecurity and insanity somehow remembered that I want old traffic and blog posts to ChurchCrunch to head to the new blog site.
How would I do it?
Redirectr Theme would be the easiest (editing your .htaccess file would be the best, but for many this is “beyond” us).
Once activated and set up any calls to the old site will be redirected to the users desired site, passing the correct HTML header codes and optionally appending the passed permalink and query strings to the new site.
Sweet! So, what else?
Redirect requests to – You should enter the website address of your new site here. This is the address that you want all requests redirected to.
Redirect header – You can choose which HTML header you want sent with your redirect. The default is 301 and this should be used if your redirection is a permanent one as it will help search engines keep track of your sites address.
Pass permalink structure – If your new site is a direct copy of your old one, and has the same posts, pages and permalink structure then you can request that the URL is passed in full to the new site.
E.G. If the call to the old site is http://www.myoldsite.com/2008/10/mypost then the redirected URL would be http://www.mynewsite.com/2008/10/mypost
Pass query string – If this option is enabled then any query string variables and values passed to the old site will also be passed to the redirected URL.
E.G. If the call to the old site is http://www.myoldsite.com/?s=lookforstuff then the redirected URL would be http://www.mynewsite.com/?s=lookforstuff
Get ‘er done!