WordPress 5.5: Better fine grained control of redirect_guess_404_permalink()

WordPress 5.5: Better fine grained control of redirect_guess_404_permalink()

Author: WordPress.org

Date: June 26, 2020 

Category: Make WordPress Core

Since WordPress 2.3.0, the redirect_guess_404_permalink() function has existed to attempt guessing the desired URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org based on the query variables available. This is especially useful when a post’s parent changes (for hierarchical post types), or a post’s slug is changed.

Guessing a URL to redirect 404 requests is fine for the majority of WordPress sites, but sitesite (versus network, blog) owners, developers, and pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a


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