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First of all, this is not the same question as can be found here: (Redirect URLs using Redirect component or .htaccess).

What I want to know is what HTTP Status Code (for e.g. 301, 302, 303, etc...) is by default for the Joomla's redirect component, or not being used at all?

I have read the official documentation here but with no specific explanation about the matter.

Another doc here:Creating_301_redirects suggests only a few details.

If SEO is the main concern, then the Joomla's redirect component seems to be unusable.

  • I can recommend to use .htaccess redirect, I have 3 very large sites and com_redirect never worked 100% correctly his job. What I know default redirect has 301 code. – jExchange Aug 12 '16 at 6:43
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    I am not sure of the answer, but here is a good tool that might help: redirectcheck.com/index.php – YellowWebMonkey Aug 12 '16 at 17:03
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The redirect manager uses 301 redirects by default, unless you set the header type in the advanced mode

Note: Always keep in mind that Joomla's redirect manager only works when the URL you are trying to redirect form returns a 404 error code and is caught by the Joomla environment.

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