1. Go to the location in your site where you want the Redirected Page to be.
2. Create a sub-page but choose the page type ‘URL’ from the drop-down list, then click Next>.
3. Insert the required page name (all lowercase, no special characters), then click Next>.
4. Enter the required destination URL into the URL Properties form
5. Click Finish to create the Redirect page.
6. To edit the Page Properties to have the actual Display Name you want for the page, you will need to go to the parent page, click on ‘Edit’ in the footer, then click on the ‘List’ editing view (top right). Click on ‘Edit’ against the URL Page in the list to see the Page Properties form.
Note that you cannot have sub-pages beneath a URL redirect page
You can also view a video on how to set up a redirect.
Where the url = http://www.
Note that this method shows the original page for a very brief time before directing to the new address.
The auto-redirect feature lets you create a page which automatically loads another page in its place. There are a few scenarios where you would find this useful.
Example 1 – To create a ‘short-cut’ URL to a page at a lower level within your site
For example, if I wanted to give easy access to a particular ‘help’ tip wihin the Webguide site (say to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/webguide/help/cmshelp/usingthecms/settingpermissions/managinguserpermissiongroups/groupnamingconvention) by a short URL like http://www.imperial.ac.uk/webguide/groupnames, I could create an auto-redirect page called ‘groupnames’ at the top-level of the site which would redirect to the full page URL. I could hide the page in the navigation so that it would not actually be displayed, but I can publicise the short-cut URL in emails or on posters etc.
Example 2 – To ensure that saved links to the original pages will not break after restructuring your site.
If you re-structure your site and move pages around, any links to pages in the old structure will break. If you know that there are external sites or publications which use the original URLs, or you suspect that users will have set links to the pages as favourites, you can create auto-redirect pages to the information in the new structure. Again, the auto-redirect pages themselves wlll be hidden in the site navigation. But if users try to use an old link, they will arrive at the correct destination.
Instructions for adding the Auto-redirect described in Example 1:
1. Go to the correct parent page (the site homepage http://www.imperial.ac.uk/webguide in this case)
2. Login and go into the Edit view (click on the ‘Edit‘ link in the footer).
3. Follow the instructions on redirecting a page to create the Auto-redirect page, insert the destination URL and edit the Page Properies to give the required Display Name.
4. Use the Navigation Settings to show/hide/reorder the page you have just created.
Note that you must have FULL manager rights to the site in order to configure its navigation. If you only have permission to edit a section of the site, ask the site owner to change these settings for you.