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.

Select site Settings

Click Redirects

Select Redirects

Redirects settings explanation

Redirects settings explanation
  1. The id or permalink of your manual. This is the number or word that comes right after /manuals in your url.

    Examples:
    • http://help.mysite.com/m/my-manual - use my-manual
    • http://help.mysite.com/m/34 - use 34
  2. Chapter ID (optional): only fill in this field if you are setting up a redirect for a url that points to a chapter.
  3. 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.

    Examples:
    http://help.mysite.com/m/my-manual/l/43242-my-article - use 43242
  4. 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

Example 1: Redirecting an article in a manual

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

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.

Deleting a Redirect

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