Creating and deleting redirects
One of the real benefits of ScreenSteps is the ability to grow your content as you need to over time without having to do a lot of planning up front. Sometimes, as you your content increases you may want to reorganize your ScreenSteps site. You may want to split a manual in two or move articles from one manual to another.
This can create a problem if you already have links pointing to articles on your ScreenSteps site. If you move the article to a different manual then those links will no longer work. You can use Redirects to solve this problem. With a redirect you can tell links that are coming to a specific URL to be redirected to a new url.
Click site Settings
From the Site view, click on the Settings link.
Redirects settings explanation
- The id or permalink of your manual. This is the number or word that comes right after /manuals in your url.
- http://help.mysite.com/m/my-manual - use my-manual
- http://help.mysite.com/m/34 - use 34
- Chapter ID (optional): only fill in this field if you are setting up a redirect for a url that points to a chapter.
- Article ID (optional): only fill in this field if you are setting up a redirect for a url that points to an article. Only use the numeric portion of the ID.
http://help.mysite.com/m/my-manual/l/43242-my-article - use 43242
- Redirect to URL: the page you want visitors to be redirected to when the redirect is triggered.
Example 1: Create a redirect for a manual
Click + Create new redirect
Enter redirect information
In this example the original url was http://help.mysite.com/m/my-manual/l/44.
When the visitor enters that url they would be redirected to http://help.mysite.com/m/another-manual/l/44.
Example 2: Redirecting a chapter
In this example the original url was http://help.mysite.com/m/452/c/553.
When the visitor enters that url they would be redirected to http://help.mysite.com/m/452/c/678.
Deleting a Redirect
To delete a redirect, click on the Delete button.