WordPress 404 to 302 Redirect

WordPress plugin to redirect 404 URLs to a specified URL via a 302 redirect.

Installation

  1. Download the latest release here
  2. Install & activate
  3. Configure target URL and enable under Settings -> 404 to 302 Redirect

Purpose

You don't want Googlebot to encounter too many 404 errors. There are even negative SEO attacks that take advantage of this problem.

While some people 301 redirect 404 URLs to the home page, a 302 redirect to a custom error page like /404/ or /not-found/ is more appropriate.