Spring Manual

URL Map

The URL map allows you to create short urls (links) associated with your domain name that, redirect to a different URL.

This allows you to create more memorable urls such as http://mydomain.com/support which redirect to http://mydomain.com/view/about/support.

Spring also automatically adds entries to URL map when you change the ID of a page. This ensures that any visitors to the old url will automatically be redirect to the new url.

Creating a new entry

1. Click on the URL Map tab in the Spring Manager.

2. Enter the URL you wish redirect from (URL in). If you'd like the URL which people use to be:

http://mydomain.com/support

Then enter the following in the URL In field:

/support

3. Enter the URL you'd like to redirect to.

To redirect to an existing page on the current site simply enter:

/view/about/support

To redirect to an external site or page, enter the full URL:

http://anotherdomain.com/support

4. Click the add button to add the URL Map

Wildcards

URL Map also supports wild cards. This allows you to match certain incoming URL patterns to redirect to a different URL.

To use wild cards, use the asterisk character '*':

URL In:

/view/archive/*

URL Out:

/view/news-articles/*

You can also do the following:

URL In:

/view/archive/*

URL Out:

/view/archive/another-page

Notes

If your URL In, is an existing URL that is accessible, Spring will use that URL instead - ignoring the URL Map entry.