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Postname Permalink Auto Redirect


Changed the permalink structure and don’t want to lose your SEO? You’re in the right place!

This plugin will automatically redirect the old ‘%postname%’ permalink structure to the new one as long you keep the same slug in the posts. It works by searching posts by the slug name that comes in the request, so as long as you keep the post slug intact, it should be able to find the post and redirect to whatever new permalink it now is.

Let’s suppose you’re using ‘/%postname%/’ as your permalink structure, but after some time you find out it’s not a good structure (it’s not!) and you change it to ‘/%category%/%postname%/’, the old links will now generate a 404 page, because there’s nothing there anymore.

In this example your site is and you have a post with the slug ‘my-cool-post’ under the category ‘news’. With the old ‘/%postname%/’ structure you would access this post with the URL:

With the new ‘/%category%/%postname%/’ structure the URL will now be:

But.. your old is now generating a 404.

Well, not anymore, “Postname Permalink Auto Redirect” to the rescue! The plugin will 301 redirect your to automatically. You won’t lose your SEO and you’ll also tell the search engines that your page moved somewhere else.

* You should keep the old postname slugs, or the plugin will not be able to find the posts based old links request.
* This plugin supports WPML.


  1. Upload postname-permalink-auto-redirect directory to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Profit $$$


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload postname-permalink-auto-redirect directory to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Profit $$$


Jeddi 3, 2018
No settings to configure. You just update your permalink structure and it just works. Brilliant.
Hamal 23, 2018
This is perfect plugin to reslove all issues when it comes to change permalink from %postname% to /%category%/%postname%/ this is the right plugin to use.
Qawıs 8, 2017
I would like to say this is working, but it isn’t for me anymore. I used to backdate posts to 2013 to test them without them showing up on the homepage, but now when I change the date it doesn’t redirect the way it used to, it used to easily redirect from the 2017 to 2013 url and vise versa, but no more… please help! Example: http://url/2017/07/example-page > http://url/2013/07/example-page used to automatically redirect when I made date changes, now I get 404’s again… sad panda 🙁 I’m using WordPress 4.7.3 right now and it’s not working, when I have time to update the website to 4.8 I’ll be back with an update. Update: November 7th, 2017 – I have tested this plugin on multiple websites now and it flat out doesn’t work. I have to update my review to 1 star.
Saratan 29, 2017
Installed, activated, changed premalink structure and that’s all! Great job, guys!
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Contributors & Developers

“Postname Permalink Auto Redirect” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added AMP support
  • Fixed a PHP notice when not using WPML plugin


  • First public release.