Version 1.3.0 of the GoCodes redirection plugin has been released. Several long-awaited improvements have been made.
- .htaccess editing is no longer required. As long as you are using “pretty permalinks” instead of the default ?p=123 type thing you can just drop the GoCodes plugin in and activate it. The behind-the-scenes magic will do the rest. (If you are upgrading from a prior version of WordPress, it is recommended that you remove the redundant .htaccess lines, as they are no longer required and may hinder some functionality.)
- You can now sort the Manage GoCodes table. People have wanted the ability to reorder the Manage table by date added, key, or the number of hits. Now you can!
- Replace the /go/ in redirect URLs with your own “virtual subdirectory.” Want to have /affiliate/ instead? Just pop over to the new Settings -> GoCodes page and change it.
- Automatically nofollow redirects. Some users have been writing-in, asking for the ability to “nofollow GoCodes.” If you check the “Nofollow” box on the settings page, GoCodes will start sending a “noindex, nofollow” header statement to search spiders trying to index redirects.
- An assortment of minor tweaks and fixes.
Also note that GoCodes now uses the more SEO-friendly 301 redirects instead of 302s, and has since the previous release.
To update, either use WordPress’s automatic plugin updater, or download the latest version manually from WordPress.org.
If you find any bugs, or have a feature request, feel free to leave a comment.