The goal with this plugin was to help those not familiar with SEO and the damage that can occur by simply deleting products, resulting in 404 errors and a loss of SEO for that page. If you are pulling in 20,000 page views a month from a product, simply deleting it means increased bounced rates and a loss of page views. However if you redirect or even give a notice to the user that the product is no longer being offered, then you can allow users to jump to the parent category or automatically be redirected. While we tend to avoid redirects due to lack of information available to users, we did include this functionality, but would instead recommend using the notice feature available in this plugin. Scenarios to use the forced redirection would be say a compliance issue with a merchant.
Popup on deletion of product advising to setup redirect or notice
Redirect, display a notice, or add a landing page for products
Option to display recommended products below the notice
Option to display a notice for out of stock products
Option to display recommended products for out of stock products
Build around Advanced Custom Fields, which means if you already have this installed you won’t have to worry about additional logic for handling redirects.
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This is the popup that is displayed when attempting to delete a product
This is how it looks if the product is configured to display a notice
These options appear on the product manager
These are the notice settings for an individual product
These are the redirection settings for an individual product
These are the landing page settings for an individual product
These are the general settings for Product Redirection for WooCommerce
These are the Out of Stock settings for Product Redirection for WooCommerce
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