Ch. 065 URL Redirects (B2C and Informational Websites)

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URL Redirects (B2C, and Informational Websites)

A URL Redirect allows you to specify how traffic on your site should be redirected to another url on your site. For example, http://www.domain.com/business_cards.html could be redirected to http://www.domain.com/product/businessCards. This is helpful for creating landing pages for marketing efforts as well as transitioning websites over to this system. The redirects can be used for both external as as well as internal pages. This control can also be used to redirect traffic from an old site to a new site you created in Pressero. 

To access this area, go to: Admin > Sites > Choose the site > URL Redirects

Add a New Redirect

Click on the "Add New Redirect" link at the top of the page. 

From URL - The From URL should be a relative URL and begin with a "/". For example, "/index.html"

  • For Categories whose Parent is Root then From URL should start from /whicheverruluserwishes
  • For Categories whose Parent is not Root or is a part of sub-categories then From URL should start from /category/whicheverruluserwishes

To URL - The To URL should be a relative URL if the redirect is to a page on this same site. For example, "/product/business-card". If the redirect is to a page on another site, it should begin with "http://" or "https://". for example, "http://www.google.com".

Redirect Type - Select the type of redirect. 301 Permanent informs a search engine that this redirect is a permanent change and should be catalogued as such. 302 Temporary tells the search engine to not catalog the changed URL. 

Please note that redirects that attempt to redirect any addresses that are reserved by the Pressero application itself, will not redirect. This includes, but is not limited to, addresses such as /product, /page, and /category. Pressero itself controls the direction on those addresses.