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How to Check for 404 Errors

  1. Log in to your dashboard.
  2. In the left-hand menu, click on “Tools” and then select “Redirection” from the submenu.
  3. Once you’re on the Redirection plugin’s page, click on the “404s” tab at the top of the page. This will display a list of all the 404 errors that the plugin has recorded.
  4. The 404 error list will show you the URL that resulted in a 404 error, the date and time it occurred, and the referrer (the page the user was on when they clicked the broken link, if available).
  5. From this list, you can identify the broken links and decide how to handle them. You can either update the original link to point to the correct URL, create a redirect to guide users to the appropriate page or ignore the error if it’s not critical.
  6. To create a redirect for a specific 404 error, hover over the entry and click on the “Add redirect” button that appears. This will allow you to set up a redirect for that particular broken link.
Pro Tip

If you have a large number of 404 errors and want to clean them up in bulk, you can select multiple entries using the checkboxes and then choose the appropriate action from the “Bulk Actions” dropdown menu (e.g., “Add Redirect”).