Attachment Pages Redirect


There are three possible scenarios where this plugin does something. In all cases, the attachment page must exists, the plugin will not run for deleted attachments:

A) A visitor lands on an attachment page and the parent post is available (not in trash or deleted). A 301 redirect will be issued to redirect the visitor to the parent post.

B) A visitor lands on an attachment page and the parent post was already deleted from trash. A 302 redirect is issued to home page (this can be changed to 301 if you want, see FAQ for more details).

C) A visitor lands on an attachment page and the parent post is in trash, therefore not available for the visitor. It returns a 404 error code to prevent endless redirection loop in old WP releases and redirecting to trashed/not available posts.

There is no options page, simply activate it and will do the job.

If you’re happy with the plugin please don’t forget to give it a good rating, it will motivate me to keep sharing and improving this plugin (and others).


  • WordPress 4.8 or higher.


  • Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation (or install it directly from your dashboard) and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


WordPress is returning a 404 error for my attachment pages, will this plugin help?

No. This plugin needs an existing attachment to work, if you deleted the attachment WordPress will return a 404 for its attachment page and this plugin doesn’t support that scenario.

Can I change the HTTP codes used for the redirections?

Since version 1.1 you can do this by adding constants to your wp-config.php file. The example below will switch the redirection codes used by default.

define( 'ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE', '302' );

Use this at your own risk, only if you know what you’re doing!! No support will be offered for this.


20 чэрвеня, 2024
This plugin has been such a big help for my website. Before, people clicking an image they found in Google Images would be taken to the image’s attachment page with no other context. Now they are taken to the page we want them to go to, leading to better engagement with our site.
22 красавіка, 2023
Exactly what I needed. Thanks!
11 студзеня, 2023
I didn’t want any attachment pages to be accessed by visitors, then found this plugin that does the job by just installing and activating. Thanks!
20 верасня, 2021
Works perfectly with no config needed. Doesn’t get better than this folks.
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  • Changed code for 404 scenario to use the theme’s 404 template if it’s available.


  • Minor changes to make code 100% compliant with WordPress Coding Standards. This doesn’t means any change in the plugin functionality, it’s just code cosmetic.


  • Minor coding standards improvements.
  • Added ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE and ORPHAN_ATTACHMENT_REDIRECT_CODE constants to allow change the HTTP redirection codes (e.g. change 302 to 301 for orphan attachments)
  • Prevent endless redirection loop in old WP releases and redirecting to trashed/not available posts if an attachment page is visited when parent post is in trash. Returning a 404 error in this case.


  • Initial release.