Brightspot CMS User Guide

Adding wildcard URLs and redirects


This topic explains wildcard URLs and redirects in Brightspot.

To add redirect URLs using wildcards:

  1. Click menu > Redirects > Wildcard Redirects.
  2. Click New Wildcard Redirect on the bottom left. The New Wildcard Redirect content edit page appears.

    Wildcard Redirect Configuration.png

  3. Set the URL options using the information below:

    • Name: Name describing the purpose of the redirect.
    • Local URLs: URL for retired content
    • Destination: URL with the content to display
    • Temporary: If set, the server sends an HTTP 302 temporary redirect to the browser; otherwise, it sends a 301 permanent redirect. A temporary redirect instructs search engines to temporarily replace the older URL in their listings with the new one. However, the search engines continue to scan the site at the old URL and will deliver that page after you delete the temporary redirect.
  4. Set the Query String option if applicable. The options are: IgnoreModify, or Preserve. For Modify, there are additional options for specifying the keys to keep.
  5. To transfer any matched path segments, turn on Transfer Matched Segments. The local URLs must contain wildcards for this setting to take effect.
  6. In multi-site environments, select an Owner and Access in the Sites widget.
  7. In the editorial toolbar, save or publish the new redirect.

To see information on other types of redirects, see Types of redirects.

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