This module automatically generates redirects, but they can also be created manually. Information is available for each route: You can see when it was created and how often and when a redirect was last used.

Redirects are important for search engine ranking. If the URL of a page changes, the search engine crawler knows with a redirect where the page can be found instead. But also for users or for links with old URL, it is unfavorable, if an address does not work anymore. With a redirect you make sure that everyone gets to the desired content.

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The first steps

When you use the module for the first time you will probably see a message like this at the top:

This note is related to the logging of the calls. To prevent the table in the database from becoming too large, a task must be created that regularly cleans up the table and deletes old data, as large amounts of data can be generated. As long as this task has not been created, you will see the note to remind you to create the task. However, this is done quickly and easily.

To create a task, use the Scheduler module.

The module is located in the lowest module group System.

Click on the module.

The module consists of different functional areas. You should automatically be in the Scheduled Tasks functional area. If this is not the case, select the area in the top bar. Then click on the + to create a new task.

For the task to serve its purpose, you must make the following settings:

  1. Activate the checkbox under Disable.
  2. In the drop-down menu under Class, select Table garbage collection.
  3. Select under Type single.
  4. Under Table to clean up, select tx_sgroutes_domain_model_routehit.
  5. Save the task.

If you go to the Redirects module now, no note will be displayed and the database will be cleaned up periodically.

Functional areas

The Redirects module contains functional areas: Redirects Management and Redirects Log.

Redirect Management

When you change the URL of a page in the page properties, automated redirects to the new URL are created. Therefore, the list of created redirects consists almost exclusively of automatically created elements. However, it is just as easy to create redirects yourself.

  • To add a new redirect, click the Create new Redirect button.
  • You will now be taken to the forwarding settings. Enter the Source URL and the Destination URL.
  • If the forwarding is temporary, set the redirect code 302 (Temporary Redirect).
  • You can divide the redirects into categories: Click the desired category in the Available Items list.
    • A redirect can also have multiple categories.
    • To remove a category, click on it in the Selected Items list and then click on the Recycle Bin icon. The category is then back in the list of available items.
  • Save the changes.

You can create a new category in using the Create new Category button or directly in the settings of a redirect at Categories using the + icon.

In the list of redirects you can also see when the redirect was created, when it was last called and how the route was used in total. The number of calls can be reset to zero with the Flash icon. The hit count can be useful to get an overview of the usage of the redirects. For example, routes that are not called can be deleted.

Redirect Log

In this functional area you will find a log of when the redirects were used on your website. The time taken to execute each redirect (in seconds) is also recorded.

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