Create a Redirect

Who can use this feature?

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Best Practices

It is best practice to have the settings as follows:

  • Do Not Retain URL
  • HTTP 301
  • Do Not Retain Query String
  • Do Not Retain Path
  • Select Match Query String


  1. Navigate to Modules > Site Tools > Redirects
  2. Select desired domain
    • All Sites: Will apply the redirect to all your domains; this is the recommended option
    • By selecting a specific domain, the redirect will only be active on that domain
      • Note: If you choose this route you will need to add the redirect to both the www and non-www domains(e.g., and
  3. Select Add Redirect on the right
  4. Fill in the appropriate information
    • Link From: This is the end of the shortened URL, what will display as the redirect
      • For Example: /Parade
        • Note: You will need to include the /, do not include a full URL.
        • Note: For security reasons, the following extensions have been restricted from use in the redirects module: .axd and .js.
    • Link To: This is where the shortened URL will go to
      • For Example: /78/2017-Annual-Parade
        • Full URL is the complete web address for a page or website
        • Relative URL is the ending section of a Full URL, the part of a web address that comes after .com, .gov, .org or whatever the top level domain of your website may be
    • Retain URL: Controls if the Link From shows once the destination loads
      • Note: By doing this, if a user moves away from the page it will still keep the Link From address.
      • Note: If Retain URL is checked, then by default the Redirect Code is 200 which indicates a success.
    • Retain Query String: Controls whether query string parameters will be carried over to the From URL
      • query string is the part of a URL containing data that does not fit conveniently into a hierarchical path structure; commonly includes fields added to a base URL by a Web browser or other client application
    • Retain Path: Controls if the path from From URL shows once the destination loads
    • Match Query String: Controls if the redirect will require the query string to match
    • Display: Controls the redirect to only be active during a certain time period
  5. Saving Options
    • Save Changes: Save but do not publish/make active
    • Save and Make Active: Save and make active/publish
    • Cancel: Cancel changes

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