Help310:Components Redirect Manager Edit

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This is where you can

  • Add a new Redirect.
  • Edit an existing Redirect.

How to Access

Add a new Redirect

  • Click the New button in the toolbar.

Edit an existing Redirect

  • Click on an Redirect's Expired URL.
  • Check the Redirect's Checkbox
  • Click the Edit button in the toolbar.



Form Fields

  • Expired URL. The URL to be redirected.
  • New URL. The URL to redirect to.
  • Status. Published status of the redirect.
    • Published: The redirect is published. This is the only state that will allow regular website users to view this redirect.
    • Unpublished: The redirect is unpublished.
    • Archived: The redirect has been archived.
    • Trashed: The redirect has been sent to the Trash.
  • Comment. A comment that is only viewable in the administrator Backend. It is primarily intended for administrator reference only.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this redirect assigned automatically by Joomla. It is used to identify the redirect internally, and you cannot change this number.
  • Created Date. Date the redirect was created.
  • Last Updated Date. Shows the last date the redirect was modified.


At the top left you will see the toolbar.


The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the redirect and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the redirect and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the redirect and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another redirect.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips

How to Create a Redirect

  1. First ensure that you have enabled the option Use Apache mod_rewrite in the Global Configuration options of your Joomla installation. Note that just enabling the Use Apache mod_rewrite option is not enough. You must also take the additional step of renaming the htaccess.txt file in the web server directory where you installed Joomla to .htaccess or to whatever file name your Apache web server requires for additional configuration directives. In the Apache configuration file this setting is named 'AccessFileName' and by default this is set to '.htaccess'
  2. Next open Redirect and click the 'New' toolbar button.
  3. In the screen that appears, enter the redirect information. When entering URLs into the Expired URL and New URL fields, enter the complete URL as you would type it into your web browser to view it. The Expired URL should be a URL that does not resolve to any valid web page on your website. You can specify a source URL for a Joomla web page that you have put into a disabled state in the administrator Backend. Ensure the State option is set to Enabled.
  4. Press the Save & Close toolbar button to save your new redirect and put it into effect.

Related Information

To manage redirects: Redirect