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Hi Guys

Ok so i've uploaded a pdf file to the media library

http://www.epicwealth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/epic-disclaimer.pdf

All good

However I want to use this link to link to it

http://www.epicwealth.co.uk/disclaimer

What's the best way to do this, ideally from within Wordpress?

Needs to be client friendly so plugin suggestions would be best.


Many thanks
Steve

Answers (5)

2013-04-08

Navjot Singh answers:

Try [[LINK href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/"]]Redirection[[/LINK]] Plugin.


Navjot Singh comments:

Or Use this [[LINK href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/safe-redirect-manager/"]]Safe Redirect[[/LINK]] Plugin. It is much lighter than the Redirection one which does too many things for a simple task.

2013-04-08

Dbranes answers:

Here is another way to do it, if you don't want to use a plugin:

function custom_redirect() {
if ( is_page('disclaimer') ) { wp_redirect("http://www.epicwealth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/epic-disclaimer.pdf"); exit();}
}
add_action('wp', 'custom_redirect');


if your page slug is "disclaimer".


Steve Watson comments:

Brilliant thanks. I now know something new which is great.

2013-04-08

Francisco Javier Carazo Gil answers:

Steve,

You need to do a redirection, something like this will be useful: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/


Francisco Javier Carazo Gil comments:

The one told by Navjot is the best option, if not try one of this others: http://www.aowaa.com/5-wordpress-301-redirect-plugin/

2013-04-08

Daniel Yoen answers:

try this :-)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pretty-link/

2013-04-08

daas answers:

Hi there,
add this code to functions.php

add_action('after_switch_theme', 'wp49547_rewrite');

function wp49547_rewrite()
{
add_rewrite_rule("^disclaimer/?", home_url('wp-content/uploads/2013/04/epic-disclaimer.pdf'), 'top');
}

and then go to settings->permalinks, click save to flush rewrite rules.