Brightspot CMS User Guide

URLs and trailing slashes

Brightspot assigns permalinks to assets, and those permalinks most often have no trailing slash. For example, an asset with the title Breakfast has a permalink /breakfast, and its URL is

Visitors may mistakenly request URLs with a trailing slash. For example, you have an asset with the URL To view that asset, a visitor mistakenly requests the non-existent URL, and receives an error 404.

In rare cases, a permalink may have a trailing slash. For example, an asset with the title Lunch has a permalink /lunch/, and its URL is To view that asset, a visitor may mistakenly request the non-existent URL, and receive an error 404.

(When a permalink ends with a trailing slash, Brightspot internally appends index to the permalink. In this example, the permalink is /lunch/, and Brightspot internally stores the permalink as /lunch/index.)

You can configure Brightspot to append or remove trailing slashes so that visitors receive their intended assets—not an error 404.

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