Works Excellently Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A site I frequent changed their homepage to some bullshit with an unrelated HTML video that autoplays (thankfully without sound) but because of htis autoplay, the loading is slower not to mention it's not the page I want.

It took me a bit to figure out, but luckily the "Help" button ACTUALLY HAS USEFUL INFORMATION (take notes, Microsoft) so it told me what the program meant by pattern.

Additionally, I'd like to mention that the page that is being redirected does not have a chance to load, so it simply changes the URL as soon as you press enter, so there is no lag time between redirects.

An amazing add-on! It broke once, and it required a re-install to work again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

At some point after updating Firefox, the plugin broke, but it was easily fixed by clicking the "Add To Firefox" button again. (Works as it should on Firefox 35.)
It's a minor annoyance that the developer should look into.

Works perfectly, does exactly what it says! I use it to redirect online documentation to local documentation for software that comes with it, as my internet is not very fast. The plugin itself seems pretty lightweight, I did not notice any slowdown.

[edit]All good[/edit] Please update for new FF version Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Worked perfectly until FF version 33, but does not work on new FF versions... would have put 5 stars otherwise.

[edit]And found out that during one of the update, Redirector was simply disabled (Options>Configure>Enabled). Back to 5 stars[/edit]

Dosn't work on Firefox 35 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Dosn't work on Firefox 35, but i'm not sure about other versions. i tried and it didn't work.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

That's a really good one. Lots of uses - from automatically fixing links for moved/mirrored/achived sites, to rearranging php arguments (e.g. so that URL would be easier to parse for "Automatic Save Folder"). Convenient setup, too.

Easy to use and gives you increased control of your web navigation Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon is designed to do one specific thing, and it does it very well.

Personally I'm using the addon mainly to work around a disconnect that exists between what search engine results link to and what I want to read.

Example. BB-forums offer a wealth of community information on various topics, but search engines pick up on the archived pages instead of the styled main threads. If anyone has tried to read the completely unstyled archive of a thread, they'd know that it's rather annoying to read, and that the styled version on the site is much improved in terms of readability.

Luckily most web forums are using the same software and thus the site navigation structure (link constructs) look the same, so creating a single regex to match against archived links and then rewrite those so they point to the main threads is easy. The problem though is how can you make Firefox act on your personal routing and navigation preference in this regard?

This addon is tailored for this sort of need and provides:
1. A field for entering a match expression, including using regular expression capturing groups.
2. A redirect field which can use the captured content from (1)
3. A field for entering a sample URL, used for testing,
4. A button to test your expression against the sample URL, so you can iteratively refine the expressions until they are just right. It shows you the input and the result of your match and rewrite expressions, making it very easy to quickly author and maintain your rewrite rules.
5. Basic management of your rewrite rule set.

Being a developer myself, I first thought I'd address this redirect need using the greasemonkey addon that I already had installed, as doing redirects is just a 1-2 lines of code problem. However I have enough stuff (addons and custom scripts) running already whenever I hit a web page, and all this cruft do accrue to a point that a noticeable slowdown is experienced when navigating the web.

This time around I instead chose to go hunting for something specifically tailored for this redirection need and found this addon, glanced at the source code and was glad to notice the developer is as performance conscious as I am, meaning he has tried hard to minimize the performance impact of using this addon. This basically means that using the addon will give your browser a powerful URL rewrite and redirect capability without negatively impacting your browsing speed.

Highly recommended addon also for non-technical people, as long as you understand wildcard matching and / or regular expressions.

Thanks a lot for a very nice and detailed review :)

5 stars and a small suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Light-weight, but yet powerful especially with Regex. Thank you, Einar. I've been using this addon for years. The number of patterns have been increasing little by little, and now it's hard to find which is enabled and which is disabled. Please consider refining the setting page design, if you are still interested in developing this nice old addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.3). 

Works great, tested on Mac OS X with the latest Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, does exactly what the description says and is very easy to configure.

The help page is detailed and contrary to what another reviewer said, it is working on Mac OS X as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Works great on Windows but NOT compatible with Mac? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This ext can be installed on Firefox 30 Mac version. The preference window could be called out as well but none of the buttons works, that means you are not able to add rule any more.

Any way, this ext works excellent on windows ( even with latest firefox beta). Thank you Einar!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Sorry to hear it doesn't work, but I'm not really working on this extensions anymore. Anyone else is free to take it over however.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Looks like a great extension. But can you help me? I want to redirect[abc username] to[abc username]

In each case username will be different.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Hi. I would guess something like:

Include pattern:*
Redirect to:$1
Pattern type: Wildcard

should do it

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is perfect for what i needed. i was going to try to make a script that would redirect IMDB pages to the combined details page. this does the job perfectly and it only took about a minute to configure and test. well done.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple, straightforward and useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This tool is very nice.

May it be, that there is no support for iframes? This would be awesome.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank the creator for this awesome addon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


I seem to be having a problem due to the endless loop prevention in this. My rule is to remove the "h" from eg: xxh.jpg leaving only xx.jpg, however the endless loop protection disables my rule when trying to open xxhh.jpg instead of turning it into xxh.jpg.

Here is one example which disables my rule
which I would like to become
Also It seems there are always 7 characters before the "h" I would like removed, ie I only want the "h" removed if it is the eight character before ".jpg"

Any suggestions on how I might get around this would be appreciated, thanks.

Thanks, this worked well for what I wanted.

Which was to automatically edit and remove the "h" from URLs in a certain domain, for example changing yyyyh.jpg to yyyy.jpg

I haven't done anything else with this so I'd be surprised if I ran into any problems or bugs. Since you also added features like import/export I feel I have to give this 5 stars so far.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Works for me on FF 27 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I always forget to buy things through Amazon's "Smile" program-- this add-on automatically redirects me to the Smile program affiliate page any time I go to which is exactly what I needed.

For those having problems, I used "" (without the quotes) as the Example URL and Include Pattern and "" (without the quotes) as the Redirect To URL, selected Wildcard as the Pattern Type, and left Unescape and Escape Matches unchecked.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

will not load Rated 1 out of 5 stars

worthless. will not even load onto firefox. three trees and you are out!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Doesn't work on FF 27 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm on Firefox 27.0.1 on Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, and clicking on the R doesn't toggle Redirector. Any way to fix this? Used to be a great extension. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1). 

Sorry, I am no longer updating Redirector. Anyone is free to take the code and do what they want with it though, it's at

Reply Rated 5 out of 5 stars

MS-DOS: It works still Fx17-26 you must write your rules, it's not automat. You try likely redirect bypasser (by Moises Lima) or other.
Merike: Try combining with ABP -> click on an embed such as:

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.1).