green_moon — 2013-08-17T13:21:17-04:00 — #1
I have several small HTML microsites sites that have been sitting around for several years and I plan to switch them over to WordPress. Though they have little content (most have fewer that 10 pages), they are indexed and have some incoming links. I plan to do a permanent redirect to the new pages. I know that there are plugins for WordPress that can handle the job, but it seems to be a relatively simple matter to add 10 lines to my htaccess and just specifically redirect those pages.
Does anyone think either way is better than the other? The reason?
force — 2013-08-17T17:05:05-04:00 — #2
That's the way I do it. It's clean, easy, and there's not a lot of overhead.
green_moon — 2013-08-19T13:00:15-04:00 — #3
Thanks. I can see using a plugin if there are a large number of redirects but I wondered if I was missing the point when it came to doing it for just a few pages.
force — 2013-08-19T17:54:10-04:00 — #4
The general idea behind the plugins is to make it easier for end-users to add/remove/edit redirects.