I have a website where I want the permalink to my resume to be www.example.com/resume, so that whenever I send someone that link, it goes to the most recent version of my resume. But I don't want my resume to be a webpage -- I just want the permalink to send people to a PDF file, say http://www.example.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Resume-v4.pdf. This way people with the www.xyz.com/resume link always see the most recent version, regardless of when I sent it.

If possible, I'd also like to be able to redirect people who have the link http://www.example.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Resume-v4.pdf to be redirected to www.xyz.com/resume, and then sent to the newest version of the file.

I've tried using a few plugins for this, but nothing seems to be able to generate permalinks for media files. Does anyone know how to do this?

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You can accomplish the first part using the Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin. Just set the Request URL to /resume and the Destination URL to /wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Resume-v4.pdf

For the second part of your question, you can add a redirect rule to your .htaccess file:

Redirect /wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Resume-old.pdf /resume

The way you worded your question you actually would set up an infinite redirect, so I changed it here to "Resume-old.pdf".

  • Thanks! This worked perfectly.
    – Catlard
    Commented Jul 31, 2021 at 15:07

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