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Redirect Manager is a component that is accessed from the back-end of a Joomla! website. It is new to Joomla! 1.6 and its main function is to provide a mechanism to give an Administrator the ability to redirect a URL to a web page which no longer exists to a working web page. You must have the Use Apache mod_rewrite option enabled in your Joomla! installation Global Configuration options in order for the redirects you create to function.
How to access
- Select Components → Redirect from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel.
This component is primarily used for redirecting URLs for web pages that no longer exist on your website to web pages that are working. The URL you want to redirect from must not be a working one on your website which actually loads a web page. It can be the URL to a web page which you have disabled in the Joomla! back-end administrator interface. The Source URL you specify when you create the redirect should be the full URL as you would type it in your web browser. The component will only display the last portion of the source URL in the redirect listing. The Destination URL you specify when you create a redirect must be the full URL as well.
In the table with .... displayed, you will see different columns. Here you can read what they mean and what is displayed in that column.
Using modular templates; Column_headers_helpscreens
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
The functions are:
Using modular templates; Toolbar_helpscreens
- In order for your redirects to work, you must enable the option Use Apache mod_rewrite in the Global Configuration options of your Joomla! installation. Note also that just enabling the 'Use Apache mod_rewrite' option is not enough. You must take the additional step of renaming the htaccess.txt file in the web site directory where you installed Joomla! to .htaccess or to whatever file name your Apache web server requires for additional configuration directives. In the Apache configuraiton file this setting is named 'AccessFileName' and by default this is set to '.htaccess'
- To create/edit a redirect: Redirect Manager: Link - Create/Edit