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I am using kadence free theme, and I need to get rid of some of my pages.

However because they are already indexed I can't simply delete them. so, i was thinking of doing a 404 redirect.

so, the idea is that I have another domain,where I will do 301 redirect from the pages that are the same and from the posts as well.

But form a few other pages that are useless, I need to find a way to do 404 redirect?

So, I was working with redirections plugin, but it only does 301 redirect turns out, can anyone please help me do this or suggest another free plugin

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    404 is NOT a redirect, it's a status code that must not change the URL.
    – fuxia
    Dec 26, 2022 at 14:24
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    I’m not up on SEO but if you have deleted content then the 404 you’ll get from deleting the page is correct isn’t it? Or maybe 410 Gone instead?
    – Rup
    Dec 27, 2022 at 10:54

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Almost every hosting provider provide this redirection feature in their admin panel, so you can redirect from there.

Alternatively, you can use Page Links To plugin.

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  • Yes, 404 is not a redirect. So, I created a dummy 404 page and 301 redirected those pages that I don't need with a few exceptions of sending them to the home page. Hope it will be fine. Thank you guys for your responses though
    – Eternal
    Jan 4, 2023 at 6:15

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