Available on the Locable Publishing Platform
Webpage redirects are useful to use from time to time to help people find the content they're looking for.
When we import content for a publisher we setup 301 Redirects (a formal redirect for search engines) from your content's old URL to the new URL within Locable's CCE - this helps maintain your search engine rankings.
You can also add Redirects manually which can be useful when promoting a shorter URL in print or other offline venues to shorten the URL for people manually keying it into their browser.
How to Add a Redirect
When signed in as a Site Admin You'll:
- Click Settings > Redirects
- Click New Redirect
- Enter the URL or relative slug for the URL to be forwarded
- Enter the destination URL or relative slug
- Save the Redirect
You can always edit and remove redirects should you want to point a URL to a different destination in the future.
You can also forward a URL to a destination that is on another domain, perhaps your Facebook page for example.
Please Note: If you create a redirect for a page that actually exists e.g. you try to redirect /users/sign_in which is the page where users sign in to somewhere else the redirect will not work and will be ignored. You can only redirect URLs that are not active.