How to create 301 redirect in wordpress

How to Create 301 Redirects in WordPress

Are you currently using WordPress on your new website? Have you been noticing broken links or 404 errors? It may be time to create some 301 redirects. To start, “.htaccess” is a configuration file for web servers running Apache Web Server. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn ‘loaded via the Apache Web Server’, then the .htaccess file is detected and executed by the Apache Web Server. For SEO, a .htaccess file something you are going to have to get used to. From editing to even creating. Although, many easy backends, like WordPress, help more than you think with SEO. Plug-ins like ‘Yoast SEO’ can help you access files such as ‘Robots.txt’ or ‘.htaccess’.

The main reason to edit a .htaccess file is for 301 redirects. A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect which passes ‘link juice’ (ranking power) to the new redirected page. You’re going to need to do this if you are seeing broken links via Webmaster tools or noticeable on the front-end. As an SEO, redirects are your bread and butter. Whenever you change a URL, it needs to be redirected to the new URL. Here’s a plugin I personally use to create 301 Redirects in WordPress.

WordPress plugins to Use

If you’re using WordPress, you going to want to use a WordPress plugin for redirects. Not only is it easier to create, but it’s also easier to manage. The best redirect plugin that I’m currently using is ‘Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin’. It allows you to easily and quickly create redirects to any of your broken links.

Having used this plug-in for a while, sometimes it doesn’t work. (usually based on the host of the website). When these don’t work, I have to go and create the redirect via .htaccess file.

Create via .htaccess

Sometimes redirects may not work properly with some WordPress plug-ins. If you find yourself in this position, you’re going to want to create the redirects manually in the .htaccess file.

There two ways to access the .htaccess file on a WordPress website.

FTP login

FTP login is the best way to approach this if you have access to that information.

Yoast SEO plug-in

The is the easier way to access the .htaccess file in the WordPress backend. This a method used when you don’t have login information to the FTP provided by the host of your website.

Create a site-wide redirect via .htaccess

If you’re having an issue where you need to redirect a whole site to another site, you can do that in the .htaccess file as well. For example, if you need to redirect to, it is possible if the site files are in the same root folder of the website.

Alright, so there you have it. These are the best ways to redirect WordPress websites. If you have any questions or concerns, go ahead and leave a comment below. Be sure to browse our site for more helpful web tutorials from Extima Web Development.

Make someone Google Analytics Admin

How to Make Someone Your Google Analytics Admin


So I guess you’re wondering how to make someone your Google Analytics Admin? Well for those of you who are wondering how to do, take a look at this step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1

First, go to then sign into your Gmail account.Google Analytics Admin step 1

Step 2

Find the Google analytics account (If you have more accounts associated with your Gmail account). Then click that account’s website data.

Google Analytics Admin step 2

Step 3

Next, once you’re on the dashboard screen of your google analytics account, click admin.

Google Analytics Admin step 3

Step 4

Now that we are in the admin part of your Google Analytics account, be sure you are on the correct account, then click User Managment.

Google Analytics Admin step 4

Step 5

On the left, you should see the user management options. Go ahead and add permission options for your new admin. You may click the ‘Notify this user by email’ to send the new user a quick email about becoming an admin to your account. Once finished, go ahead and click Add.

Google Analytics Admin step 5

Step 6

You’re finished! Now you and your new admin may control the account and view analytical data together.

Google Analytics Spam Refferal

How to Filter Spam Referral Traffic from Google Analytics

Have you noticed spam traffic showing up in your Google Analytics data? While it can be annoying, it’s a very common issue and something many of us face on a daily basis. If you’re new to the process, filtering spam referral traffic from Google Analytics may not be as easy at it appears. Here is the best way to filter out that unwanted traffic and show accurate data.

Step 1

Login to your Google Analytics account.

Google Analytics Filter Spam Referral Traffic Audience overview


Step 2

Locate the domain where the “spam referral” traffic is coming from. Usually you can find these links by sorting by bounce rate or session duration. A real person will interact with your website or be on your site for longer than one second.

Google Analytics Filter Spam Referral Traffic all sessions

Step 3

After you have found the URL you want to filter out, head over to your admin page and select “filters.”

During this step, you can create a new “view” if you want to keep all the web and filtered traffic separate.

google analytics Filter Spam Referral Traffic acquition

Step 4

To set set up the filter to remove the spam referral traffic, you need to exclude the campaign source. While there is a referral option, this is the best way to have it not show up again.

google analytics Filter Spam Referral Traffic options

google analytics Filter Spam Referral Traffic admin

Step 5

Great news–you’re done! Now that the filter is set, you shouldn’t see the traffic from that spam domain anymore. If you set up a different view, you can change between views and see the data you wish to see.

Be sure to see our help document on how to make someone a Facebook admin if you’re interested in other tutorials.

How To Make Someone a Facebook Ad Partner

A common question we get here at Extima is how to make someone a Facebook Ad partner. Providing a partner access to your Facebook Ad account can help with scheduling, monitoring and overall management. Here’s how to make someone an admin to your Facebook Ad partner.

1. Locate the Ad Manager

Log-in to your Facebook account. Locate the Facebook ad manager button on the left column.

2. Select Ad Account Setting

Once in the Facebook Ad manager, highlight the “All tools” option to expand the options. Then select the “Ad Account Settings” tab in the top right.


3. Click “+ Add a Person”

Now that you have accessed the Facebook Ad account settings for your Facebook Ads, scroll down a little and click “add a person” on the left.


4. Set the Admin email

Now you will set the users’ role to “Ad Account admin” . If you change your mind, you can change the role options later.


Enter the email of the person you wish to make an Admin of your Facebook page. After that, click “submit.”


5. You’re Finished.

The user should receive a message about the Ad account. Now both you and your partner have control over the Ads that Facebook users will see. If you need further help with anything, contact Extima Web development.

How to Make Someone a Facebook Page Admin

Many clients ask how to make someone a Facebook admin for their account. The Facebook admin role allows someone else to have control of your Facebook page alongside of you. Here’s how to make someone a admin to your Facebook page.

1. Locate the page

Log-in to your Facebook account. Locate the Facebook page you wish to edit.


2. Select Settings

Once you’re in the Facebook page you wish to edit, select the “Settings” tab in the top right.


3. Select Page roles

Now that you are in the settings for your Facebook page, click “Page Roles” in the left column.


4. Set the Admin email

Enter the email of the person you wish to make an Admin of your Facebook page. After that, click the little triangle under the email type box. Change from “editor” to “admin.”


5. Save and you’re finished.

Scroll down and click save in the bottom right.



Now you and the Facebook admin you have designated both have control over the page. If you need further help, contact Extima Web development.

WordPress – Changing Passwords

This short video tutorial from our video series teaches users how to change their own password in Your Profile.

This video introduces users to:

  • Navigate to the Your profile edit page.
  • Enter a new password and check it for strength.
  • Save their new password.

The password and email address attached to your username can be changed at any time using the Your Profile screen.

And here’s some info about changing your password you can use to complement your videos — if you like!

The password and email address attached to your username can be changed at any time using the Your Profile screen.

It’s as simple as:

1.  Go to Users > Your Profile or Profile > Your Profile in your site dashboard.

  • The menu item you use depends on what role you have been assinged on a site.

2.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to the New Password area.
3.  Type your new password into both boxes and click Update Profile when you are done.

  • TIP: Using a combination of letters, numbers and symbols makes it hard for others to guess your password.  The strength indicator provides an indication of how good your password choice is!

4.  Your password should now be updated and next time you need to log into your account this is the password you use.

WordPress – Create And Edit Users

This short video tutorial from our video series introduces users to creating and editing users inside WordPress.

This video discusses:

  • Adding new users to your WordPress site
  • Required information for creating a new user
  • User Roles and what certain Access Levels can and can’t do inside WordPress
  • Editing user accounts
  • Promoting users on your site with biographical information

You add a new user by clicking on the “Users” link in the admin menu inside the WordPress dashboard, and then clicking “Add New.”

There are only 3 pieces of required information to create a new user:

  1. username
  2. email address
  3. password

All other fields in this view are optional.

If you wish your user to be notified of his new account make sure to click the check box for “send this password to the new user by email.”

The user role selection box determines the capabilities you can assign to the new user, which vary in the following ways:

Subscriber – This is the default setting for a basic user which can login and read content only. They have no posting capabilities, other than the ability to leave comments on posts on the front end of the site.

Contributor – This is the next level up from Subscriber, and contributors have the ability to add content, but not publish it. Content added by contributors are put into the administrator’s “pending” posts panel for approval before publishing.

Authors – Can do everything a contributor can do, and can also publish their own posts. They cannot, however, edit content created by other authors to the site. They can only edit their own submitted content. Authors can also add media to the site and their own posts.

Editor – Can do everything authors can do, and have the ability to edit content created by other authors on the site.

Administrators – Have complete control of the site and all its areas, including themes, plugins, and user creation and editing.


Editing users

To edit a user, hover over the user’s name in the All Users panel in the WordPress Admin. Links to edit or delete that user will appear – click edit. This brings up the edit profile screen, showing more information options than when the user is created.

You, or the user, can add various snippets of additional information, including a nickname, which determines how the user’s name is displayed on the front-end of the site – like in comments, post meta, and forums.

WordPress also includes fields for several social media profiles and a text box for biographical information. These inputs can be especially handy for a multiple author site that wants to show off personal information for its authors. This increases engagement with your site and interest in its member users.

WordPress – Editing Posts And Pages

This flash video tutorial from our video series introduces to editing posts or pages.

This video introduces users to:

  • Locating posts or pages to edit using Posts > Posts or Pages > Pages
  • Accessing the Post and Page action menu links
  • Open up a post or page in Edit mode
  • Changing text to bold and italics
  • Aligning text left, centre and right
  • Updating posts and posts

The Edit Post and Edit Page area in your administration panel where you see a listing of all the saved posts/pages, 20 posts per page, that you’ve written on your site.

In this screen you can search for posts/pages and once located you can either edit or delete them.

Hovering your mouse over the title of a post/page brings up four action links:

Page / Post action link menu items


Clicking the action link Edit opens the post into full edit mode where you can edit the post/page and/or configure post options such as passwords, categories, tags and the timestamp.

Quick Edit

Clicking the action link Quick Edit opens the post/page options letting you configure features such as title, status, passwords, categories, tags comments and the timestamp without having to edit the full post/page.


Used when you want to delete a post/page on your site.


Takes you to your site where you can see what the post/page looks like when viewed on your site.

WordPress – Using Lists

This short video tutorial from our video series introduces users to creating ordered (or numbered) and unordered (or bulleted) lists in posts and pages.

This video introduces users to:

  • the difference between ordered and unordered lists
  • how to create ordered and unordered lists in posts and pages using the WordPress editor

Lists are used to outline and organize information.  Bloggers use them to make their content easier to read.

Creating a lists is as simple as:

  1. Pressing either the ordered or unordered list button in the WordPress editor
  2. Typing in the individual list items
  3. Pressing the respective ordered or unordered list button once again
  4. Previewing the changes to be sure the lists look how you want them to

Ordered List

Unordered List

WordPress – Replacing Images

This short video tutorial from our video series shows users how to replace an image in a post or page

Replacing an image is a very common task when working with posts and pages, yet it’s as simple as removing an existing image and adding a new one .