The 301 Redirects add-on provides an easy method of redirecting requests to another page on your site or elsewhere on the web. In general, redirects are a way for you to automatically send visitors who land on Page A straight to Page B.
It’s especially handy when you migrating a site to UXi and plan to change the URL structure. By setting up 301 redirects from the old pages to the new pages, any incoming links will be seamlessly passed along, and their pagerank will be passed along with them. In addition to forwarding between paths on your site, you can also forward to external sites.
Redirect a Single Page
- Specify the path that you want to forward in the left column. There is no need to include the entire page URL here, just use the slug.
For Example: /about.html or /about/
- Enter the full URL of the destination in the right column.
For Example: http://www.sitename.com/about-us/
Using Wildcard Redirects
Wildcard Redirects are an efficient way to redirect multiple pages at once. To use wildcards, put an asterisk (*) after the folder name that you want to redirect.
Let's look at a very basic example with the madwire.com domain, where a parent page's slug will be changed, and we need to redirect traffic for all the child pages.
The old site used the following pages for the About Us section, where multiple pages are all child pages of the About Us page:
On the new site, you plan to use the same pages for the About Madwire section, where multiple pages are all child pages of the About Madwire page:
While you could add a redirect for each of those pages, that could get time-consuming.
With the Use Wildcards option selected, this can be accomplished by using one single redirect:
This is a great option for managing a small amount of redirects. To add a larger amount efficently, consider using the 301 Redirects - Bulk Upload option.