If you'd like to provide updated information and do not have access to directly edit, please contact the site admin; thanks!
The motivation for this plugin came from wanting short URLs in print media to reference articles with complicated URLs. What if, in a newsletter, we could say:
To read more, see: http://iicph.org/2010/a
To read more, try to type this accurately in your browser: http://iicph.org/review-the-woman-who-knew-too-much
and still get there?
The help explains the simple steps and the performance issues. In a nutshell:
- Dedicate a custom_X field to article alias URLs.
- Put the plugin tag 1st thing in the default_error page.
- Write the alias URLs in the field in articles following the simple rules.
The plugin uses a slowish LIKE SQL query, but it only happens when there’s a 404, and only happens once per article per browser as the HTTP 301 redirection should get cached.
I looked at the zem_redirect plugin for inspiration.