Forward an outdated link

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Say you just migrated your site to Soapbox but there are still people looking for information on an old URL that doesn't exist anymore. You can use Redirects to tell the server that anybody looking for “www.yourdomain.org/outdated-url” should be redirected to “www.yourdomain.org/current-url”

To do this, just follow these easy steps:

1. Go to Components > Redirects

2. Click New on the top right.

You should see something like this:

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3. Where it says "Trigger URL" you should see http://www.yourdomain.org/ followed by a text box. Here you can input the URL extension for your old URL that you would like to redirect to your new site, as you can see in the example below, I've typed "old-site/reports-page"

4. On the next line You'll see "Destination Url", which should be prepopulated with your domain name. This box is where you would enter the URL of the page that you'd like users to land on, as you see in the example below.

Because this field came prepopulated with my site's URL, I could either add "/current-site/reports-page" to the end of the URL that is in the box, or I could paste the full URL of the destination site over the prepopulated text.

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5. For the time being please just leave "Redirect SSL Requests?" set to "No", and be sure to set "Published" to "Yes" as shown in the example above.

6. Now that you've set up your redirect, click "Save" in the top right.

Once you've clicked save, your redirect should work. Try putting your custom URL into your browser and see if you are taken to your destination URL.

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    Steve Ciabattoni

    Good tip. It looks like the module behaves differently based on whether the person visiting your site enters www.yoursite.com/whatever/ vs. yoursite.com/whatever

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