redirection rules exist before import or module enabled

  • Hi team,

    I successfully imported all of the (333) redirects from the redirection plugin into Rank Math but, for reasons I can’t figure out, there were 450 showing in Rank Math (confirmed by a crawl from Screaming Frog). The Redirection module was only enabled for the very first time during the import process; and although I did import from Yoast earlier, I unchecked ‘import redirections’ and anyway, it was the free version of Yoast which doesn’t feature an option for redirections. Plus, there isn’t a single redirection coded in .htaccess. Interestingly, with Redirection and Rank Math plugins both enabled at the same time (for the purposes of testing on a staging site), the Redirection plugin offered an option to import 117 redirections from Rank Math!

    To correct, I temporarily disabled the Redirections module in Rank Math, re-activated the Redirection plugin, deleted redirection rules in Rank Math then re-imported from the Redirection plugin and, voila, only 333 redirects showing in Rank Math.

    That said, I’d rather not push the changes to my live site until I know for sure how the abovementioned 117 redirections came about. Really sorry to trouble you, but might you have an idea?

    Very many thanks and warmest regards,


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  • closing ticket as i worked out what happened…my apologies for bothering you in the first place!


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