Creating Redirects

How to Create Redirects | Create redirects to preserve URLS and redirect browsers to a new page.


Administrators can create 301 redirects, and, as of CMS 10.5, specify 302 redirects to direct users to the appropriate site pages.

To create a redirect:

  1. Navigate to Administration > Redirects.

    Custom Redirects

  2. Click Add in the Actions box. The New Redirect dialog displays.
  3. Complete the following fields in the New Redirect dialog:
    Field Description
    From The From value appends to the site URL.

    The values entered in the From and To fields create a map between the page requested (From) and the site page that the system delivers (To).

    To

    The To value holds a specific xID (e.g., x217.xml) or a structured URL label (e.g., About_Us) if the system enables structured URLs.

    If the From value's combined address matches an HTTP request, the system replaces the From value with the To value in the address delivery. The redirect takes place regardless of enabled structured URLs.

    Note: For example, let's say the redirect From field contains /documentation/ and the To field contains /knowledge-base/documentation/. If the user enters https://[name-of-site].com/documentation/ as the HTTP request, the URL redirects to https://[name-of-site].com/knowledge-base/documentation/. See Formatting Redirects for details and other examples.

    Temporary (302) checkbox
    Version Notes: CMS 10.5
    CMS 10.5 supports 302 redirects.

    Select the checkbox to specify the entry as a temporary redirect.

    Notes (optional) Use this field to enter details about the redirect entry.

    New Redirect Entry Dialog

  4. Select the publishing target(s) where this redirect entry applies.
  5. Click Create. The new entry displays in the Custom Redirects list.

    Tip: To modify a redirect, select the entry and click Edit in the Actions menu. To permanently remove a redirect, select the entry and click Delete (-) in the Actions menu.