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I need to redirect deleted questions to main question page. This is because the deleted questions keep with the URL working.

See: https://novonegocio.com.br/respostas/procuro-trabalho-em-casa

I tried adding a 301 htaccess redirect, like bellow:

Redirect 301 "/respostas/1002/lavar-alugar-toalhas-esterilizadas-abrir-firma-fiscal-boleto" "/respostas/"

But it redirect to other url with the "qa-rewrite=" in the midle, see...


This 301 redirect is very important to SEO.

May someone help me?

Thank you in advance.

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You'll have to write a custom plugin with a process module. In the process module add the the following function.

1. Create the file qa-plugin/redirect-plugin/qa-plugin.php with this content:


if (!defined('QA_VERSION')) { // don't allow this page to be requested directly from browser
    header('Location: ../../');
qa_register_plugin_module('process', 'RedirectDeletedProcess.php', 'RedirectDeletedProcess', 'Redirect Deleted Process');

2. Create the file qa-plugin/redirect-plugin/RedirectDeletedProcess.php with this content:


class RedirectDeletedProcess {
    public function plugins_loaded()     {
        require_once QA_INCLUDE_DIR . 'app/page.php';

        $requestlower = strtolower(qa_request());
        $requestparts = qa_request_parts();
        $firstlower = strtolower($requestparts[0]);
        $routing = qa_page_routing();

        if (isset($routing[$requestlower])) {

        if ($firstlower === 'user' && isset($requestparts[1])) {
            $account = qa_db_single_select(qa_db_user_account_selectspec($requestparts[1], false));
            if (!is_array($account)) {

        if (!isset($routing[$firstlower . '/']) && is_numeric($requestparts[0])) {
            $question = qa_db_single_select(qa_db_full_post_selectspec(qa_get_logged_in_userid(), $requestparts[0]));
            if (!isset($question)) {

    private function redirectTo($location)     {
        header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");

Updated my answer. If you need anything else, maybe it'd be better for it to be part of a different question
It worked perfectly! Thank you!

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Thanks! You can use this PayPal link: https://www.paypal.me/pupi1985 :)
Thanks Gabriel!