Why would I want to use a redirect
You can create a redirect for any page on the CMS, a redirect is often a simplified URL used for marketing purposes, but can be anything. An example would be you have the page https://www.volunteeringwa.org.au/resources/aged-care,
but to simplify things you would like to create a link which is just https://www.volunteeringwa.org.au/agedcare
. In this example, if the user types in the latter link (/agedcare) the browser would redirect to the former link/page (/resources/aged-care).How can I create a redirect on the CMS
- Login to the CMS https://your-domain/cms with your username and password.
- Select or expand "tools" at the bottom of the side menu. If you cannot see the Tools menu item please contact email@example.com so they can grant you the required permissions.
- Select "Redirects" from the Manage Redirects box, then "Add New" (if you clicked on tools), or
- Select "Add Redirect" (if you expanded the tools dropdown menu)
This will take you the the "add redirect" page of the CMS (see screenshot below):
New Url is the address you want to be redirected to.
Status code allows you to provide a reason for the redirect, view the dropdown to view your options, and select the appropriate one.
301 Moved Permanently - use this to indicate that the resource requested has been definitively moved to a new URL, i.e. a browser redirects to this page and search engines update their links to the resource
307 Temporary Redirect - use this to indicate that the resource requested has been temporarily moved to a new URL (you may want to use this when performing website maintenance or updating a portion of your website)
404 Page Not Found Redirect - this type of redirect is generally discouraged, but can be used to redirect users after they visit a deleted page (usually after a few seconds)
410 Gone Redirect - this is similar to the 404 redirect, but specifies that the resource was here, but that it has been permanently removed
Redirect To is the address you want to display most of the time you'll want to choose "existing pages or news", and select the desired page, but you can also type an absolute URL (used for external links) or relative path (used for internal links).
Click "Save" to save your new redirect. You will receive an alert message telling you if your changes were saved successfully, or an error message telling you if there were any issues. You can view all redirects by clicking on the link "Redirects list".