Setting Redirects

A redirect automatically forwards a website’s visitors from one URL (web address) to another.

A redirect automatically forwards a website’s visitors from one URL (web address) to another.

  1. Go to Dashboard > Tools Safe Redirect Manager.
  2. Click the button Create Redirect Rule at the top of the screen.
  3. Under Redirect from: Enter the source/incoming URL, without the site name and leaving forward slash with the part after the site name. See examples below.
  4. Under Redirect to, enter the full URL of the redirect destination page.
  5. From the HTTP Status Code dropdown, select 301 Moved Permanently.
  6. Click the blue Publish button.

Examples

Website A

Connor Lab, https://sites.wustl.edu/connorlab

Redirect 1:
If someone goes to https://sites.wustl.edu/connorlab/about-us
Redirect them to https://sites.wustl.edu/connorlab/about

Redirect 2:
If someone goes to https://sites.wustl.edu/connorlab/research/radiology
Redirect them to https://sites.wustl.edu/connorlab/research/radiology-technology

Website B

Smith Lab, https://smithlab.wustl.edu

Redirect 1:
If someone goes to https://smithlab.wustl.edu/contact-us
Redirect them to https://smithlab.wustl.edu/contact

Redirect 2:
If someone goes to https://smithlab.wustl.edu/education/fellowship
Redirect them to https://smithlab.wustl.edu/education/fellowship-programs