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Redirect URL to Post: FAQ and Troubleshooting

Return to the plugin’s main page.

The redirection doesn’t seem to find the post, but I’m sure that it is there.

Check if the post is published and, if it is not a standard post, if you have searched for the right post_type. Make sure that you search for the right type of data – that is a word (name) or a number (ID). If you enter a name, check if you have any non-standard characters in the word.

What if more than one post match the criteria (e.g. two have the same comment_count)?

There can be only one winner. The post that would be first in the list (as determined by WP) beats all others.

Since WordPress version 4.8, the shortcodes in the widgets stopped working correctly

That is a problem caused by the new editor in WordPress widgets. You can avoid it by using a text-only widget, like Classic Text Widget.

The random parameter redirects always to the same post

You probably use a caching plugin or service that also caches query strings. Try adding an exception for the string “redirect_to=”. If you use Cloudflare, you can try their Page Rules.

Which URL can serve as the base?

Obviously only URLs of the WordPress blog where this plugin is installed.

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