Redirect

Short Description

Performs a "301" redirect from a page with optional URL mapping

Description

The Redirect module performs a "301 Permanently Moved" redirection, i.e. it tells a web browser to request another web page.

Attributes

attribute required allowed values default description
destination yes page-name or URL none where to redirect?

When the destination attribute is just an alphanumeric string, e.g. "start", the page which contains the Redirect module will automatically forward the browser to the wiki page called "start". If destination is the whole URL address (e.g. "http://slashdot.org"), the browser will be redirected to this external address.

Mapping

If the destination attribute ends with a slash, e.g. destination="start/" or destination="http://www.example.com/", the current URL will be mapped to the destination in the following way. The code for the module would be:

[[module Redirect destination="http://www.example.com/base/"]]

Now if the Redirect module is placed on page http://your-wiki.wikidot.com/redir the following mapping will be performed:

from to
http://your-wiki.wikidot.com/redir http://www.example.com/base/
http://your-wiki.wikidot.com/redir/mapped-path http://www.example.com/base/mapped-path
http://your-wiki.wikidot.com/redir/mapped-path/file1.html http://www.example.com/base/mapped-path/file1.html

Preventing the redirect

If the Redirect module redirected the browser always there would be no way to edit the actual page. The solution is to pass an extra parameter to the module in the URL as follows:

http://your-wiki.wikidot.com/page-with-redirect/noredirect/true

There should be an information box where the module is placed.

Working with the Redirect module might not be very convenient but even of you have to do this you will not configure it every day ;-)

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