Creating and deleting redirects
Redirects allow you to redirect external links coming into your ScreenSteps site to a different url. For example, if you rename the slug on a manual in your Site then you can use a redirect to point external links pointing to the old slug to the new slug. Or if you move an article from one site to another you can redirect external links to that article to the new article location.
Important: Redirects will only trigger if the article, manual or chapter you are trying to redirect from is either removed form the site or unpublished. ScreenSteps will only redirect a request if it can not find the article, chapter, or manual that is being requested.
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.