Characters % 3A , % 22 and % 20 are removed from destination URL

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    Yes, we convert those automatically because by default.

    %3A actually means :
    %22 means "


    Please check this for more details:

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Hi Todd,

    I am still not sure about some convertions that happen in the plugin. Let me give you another example which I can’t figure out which destination URL I should use to make it work. In this example, I changed all the %3A and %20 for the character itself, ‘:’ and ‘ ‘, but it seems that character ‘+’ is also replaced by a white space, but the resulting URL is not working (the filter parameters):

    Step 1: Original URL copied from browser that contains %3A…{!tag=ds}id_subfamilia%3A4074&fq=id_tienda%3A4&sort=v30+desc,product(tm4,%20dispo)+asc&start=0&fq=atributos%3A-767_2933_1-767_2413_1-767_3156_1-767_2922_1-767_2412_1-767_2414_1-

    Step 2: Edited URL replacing escaped characters (%3A –> :, %22 –> “, %20 –> ‘white space’ ). This is the URL I copy to Redirections:{!tag=ds}id_subfamilia:4074&fq=id_tienda:4&sort=v30+desc,product(tm4, dispo)+asc&start=0&fq=atributos:-767_2933_1-767_2413_1-767_3156_1-767_2922_1-767_2412_1-767_2414_1-

    Step 3: Destination URL generated by Redirections:{!tag=ds}id_subfamilia:4074&fq=id_tienda:4&sort=v30 desc,product(tm4, dispo) asc&start=0&fq=atributos:-767_2933_1-767_2413_1-767_3156_1-767_2922_1-767_2412_1-767_2414_1-

    In this example, can you tell me which URL should I use in step 2 to make it work?

    Thank you!


    I have forwarded this issue to our Development Team for further debugging. They will take a closer look at this and release an update if needed.

    In the meantime, if there is anything else please let us know. Thank you.

    Actually RankMath should not URL-Encode or convert the target URLs at all as this will lead to issues with parameters…

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for chiming in 🙂

    I have passed this on to our dev team!


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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