Redirect Page

Build a shared content page that will automatically redirect visitors to another Web page.

Overview

The UBCMS supports a special type of page that simply serves as a built-in redirect from its apparent location to the actual page on your site. These can be built in Shared Content or as a regular Web page, using the appropriate template.

  1. In either part of the UBCMS, create a New Page and choose the Redirect template.
  2. Open the page and then open the single editable spot on the page: Redirect to.
    (NB. because no components can be added to this page, your Sidekick will look empty.)
  3. In the settings dialog box, choose between:
    • Redirect to file - Provide an asset from the DAM or uploaded from your desktop.
    • Redirect to page - Enter an external URL, with the 'https://' prefix, or use the magnifying glass chooser to select an internal UBCMS page.
  4. Click OK and activate this page.

Do not be temped to set the redirect in Page Properties.  This will be ignored for a redirect page. You must use the little redirect box on the page itself.

Dropdown list showing page template choices.

Dropdown list showing page template choices.

A redirect page, opened for editing.

A redirect page, opened for editing.

Redirect page settings.

Redirect page settings.

For standard UBCMS pages, while you can set a redirect in Page Properties, we do not recommend this solution, because nothing in Author shows that the page is being used as a redirect.