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I have a website (http://www.ticketyoda.co.uk) and the events listed become outdated after they have been and gone. I have set it up so that posts automatically expire and are moved to Drafts.

So now I have links which point to the site which are outdated. What I want is the following redirection

example.com/1stcategory/2ndcategory/eventABC

when it expires

to go to

example.com/1stcategory/2ndcategory/

This not only makes sense for a user point of view but also as an SEO factor.

I cannot seem to get any plugins to work for me so stuck at the moment.

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I suggest not to move them to drafts. If they are published, then you can check for the event date & then redirect to the appropriate page using the template_redirect hook

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Would that solution mean my pages are still indexed and therefore I would have hundreds of outdated pages indexed or would that template_redirect work for google... The main aim is SEO so would this work. thanks –  Adam Beaumont Oct 31 '12 at 14:03
    
Make sure to change the header to 301 Permanent Redirect, then you will be fine –  Mridul Aggarwal Oct 31 '12 at 14:18
    
Il give it a go and let you know. Hopefully I can get it to work automatically. –  Adam Beaumont Oct 31 '12 at 14:56

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