When you first create a page in the CMS editor, a default URL rewrite is created – for example, an About Us page may have a URL created of /AboutUs.
Within the CMS editor, you can add additional URL redirects to pages on your site. These redirects will allow multiple URLs to land on the same underlying page, referred to as a ‘Mirror’.
You can also use a URL rewrite direct you to a completely different page if needed, referred to as a ‘Redirect’. For example, you may want to use /AboutUs as the main URL, but set up additional URLs of /About/ or /About-Us/ that redirect to the default one.
To create a new URL Redirect; start by navigating to the ‘Manage URLs’ button on the Home tab:
Once in ‘Manage URLs’, click the page you’re adding the redirect to on the left-hand side. You can also use the ‘Find Page’ button in the top left to search for specific pages – either by page name, or CMS Menu ID.
Once you’ve selected the correct page, this will show you any URLs already configured.
To set up pre-formatted URLs for use on either ‘Product Detail’, ‘Product Groups’ or ‘News Article’ pages, you can choose from the dropdown for some of the example URLs, then click create:
You can also create custom URL redirects using the ‘Add new record’ option. This will allow you to manually enter the In and Out URL. If you add a mirror URL like the example below, both URLs will take you to the specified page.
Changing the drop down from ‘Mirror’ to ‘Redirect’ will change the type of redirect – a mirror will load the ‘Out URL’ page without changing the URL in your browser, whereas a redirect will change the URL and load a new page.