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. Click Create and 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.
screenshot of Create Page process with available templates.

Create Page process with available templates

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.  

Known Issue

Redierct pages cannot have working children.  You can create a child page, but will not be able to edit its contents, because the UBCMS knows that its parent will effectively block access to that child page.  Read more about this known issue.