Add Redirects

Adding redirects can be a great tool for getting people to the right place on your website. They are especially helpful when rebuilding an old website that has URLs that will be changing.

Add a Redirect

There are two (2) ways to add a redirect to your website. In each case, the new page or location must be created before you can add a redirect to it.

Option 1: Add a Redirect to a Flexible Page

You may only add internal redirects via this option.

  1. Navigate to the page you want the redirect to go to
  2. Edit the page
  3. Click on the URL Redirects tab on the left
  4. Click the Add URL redirect to this node button
  5. Type in the path you want the redirect to come from
  6. Save

Option 2: Add Redirects in Configuration (for Content Administrators only)

You can add redirects from the website to internal pages or external links via this option.

  1. Navigate to Manage > Configuration
  2. Under Search and metadata > Click on "URL redirects" > Click on the Add redirect button
  3. Enter the redirect path and destination path
    1. Note: The destination path must be in the form of a Drupal path, not the entire URL (Example: content-editing/add-redirects). Or you can insert an external link.
  4. Save

Other Interactions With Redirects

  1. Navigate to Edit an existing page or to Configuration > URL Redirects
  2. Click Edit next to the desired redirect path
  3. Make changes
  4. Save
  1. Navigate to Edit an existing page or to Configuration > URL Redirects
  2. Click Edit next to the desired redirect path
  3. Uncheck the Enabled box
  4. Save
  1. Navigate to Edit an existing page or to Configuration > URL Redirects
  2. Click Delete next to the desired redirect path
  3. Confirm

Redirect FAQ

Only content administrators have access to add and modify redirects. If you are a content administrator and do not see these options, please submit a service request to our team and we will be happy to update your permissions.

Redirects are automatically deleted if they are not used within 6 months.

Redirects are most helpful if you are rebuilding a website with paths that don't reflect the menu structure. For example, your current website may use /content/page-name URL paths and your new website may use /menu-item/menu-item/page-name URL paths. Redirecting from the old paths will help users get to the right spot from search.

Redirects are not helpful if they add clutter and confusion. Clear URLs that match the menu structure are the best for searchability and SEO.