So... what exactly is a redirect? Well... it's pretty straight forward and our redirect manager is for the most part dummy proof. I guess we will find out. Basically, a redirect is assigning it a specific URL and "redirecting" it, to another URL. Makes sense? And yes, there is server interaction and what technically happens but for the sake of making this easy, and less nerd talk, let's keep it simple! Let's dig in!
First of all, where is the redirect manager? Let's find that first. Once you log in, on your workbench, you will find it under "Miscellaneous Tools". Click on redirect manager it opens. Now... actually using it, is almost as easy as this.
Let's take a look at the dashboard real quick so you have an understanding of what you are seeing. Pretty straight forward.
Current - This is all the redirects you have created on your site. This is so you can keep track of what you have currently going on in your redirects and will also prevent you from creating a conflict within a redirect. It's a good practice to check out this area before you do a redirect.
Pending - Yes, you are correct, this is a list of all pending redirects you have.
Create Redirect - You're getting good! This is where you create your redirect! Go ahead click on here so we can create a redirect for you.
1. After you click on Create Redirect, you will see two areas: Alias and Destination. The Alias is in it's simplest form, what you want to call your redirect. For example, if we want just a simple URL like www.yoursite.com/news, then in alias... all you want to enter in is /news
2. Destination... this is WHERE your redirect will take you. In this area, you will enter in the FULL URL for this. See below for a good example:
Alias: in the alias, all that was entered was faq
Destination was the FULL URL. This is where topvaluefabrics.com/faq will take you.
Pretty straight forward!
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