5.0 - 301 Redirects

By: Noah Baldwin Monday March 18, 2019 comments Tags: #apwt5, developers

301 Redirects can be used to shorten a URL with a long file path, or to send users to a different webpage/website. For example, if you have a long link to your scheduling calendar, you can use a 301 redirect to send visitors to that page with a shorter URL.

Examples of 301 Redirect

  1. www.example.com/calendar  www.example.com/schedule1a2b3c456/abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv78901
  2. www.coolinfo.com/contact (new page on website)  www.coolinfo/contactus (old page that's no longer available)

In order to redirect customers on your website when they visit certain pages, follow these steps:

1. Log into your AllProWebTools account.

2. Click "Website," then "URL Shortcuts"

3. Use Custom Redirects

Typed URL: Enter the URL which a user should type in to be redirected to a different page or website. This can be used to remedy a broken 404 page.

Redirect URL:

  • If you'd like to redirect a user to a different page on your website, use a local path. Ex. index.php
  • If you'd like to redirect a user to a different website, use the full URL. Ex. http://www.example.com



Noah Baldwin

About the Author: Noah Baldwin

I live in Florida and I am a Web Developer Intern at AllProWebTools. I am a full-time Computer Science student. Outside of developing new websites and features, I enjoy playing guitar, soccer, hanging out with friends, and hiking. I have a passion for technology and learning.





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