Redirects

Say you want to change pages in your site.

No problem just change it, you say. But is that all?

  • Think of all the pages linking to your current site. They all get a "404 page not found" error.
  • Think of the search engines which will not produce the right results
  • Think of your pagerank which will vanish instantly

The answer to all of these problems are redirects.

What are redirects?

Let's say you have this page http://www.example.com/example, and you want to change that to http://www.example.com/other_example. That will give you all the above problems. But what if you could say: If someone hits the first page (example) then automatically redirect to the second one (other_example). Wouldn't that be great? Well you can.

You have the site like above example. So now you rename the url fom <code>example</code> to <code>other_example</code> as demonstrated below.

Once you have done that, the old name does not exist anymore. So we are going to create a redirect. Go to Administer -> Site building -> URL Redirects and click Add redirect on the top of that page.