Why can't you create a redirect in version 1.6.2?
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Revision as of 20:33, 18 April 2011 by Dextercowley
In version 1.6.2, there is a bug that prevents you from adding or saving a redirect in the
Redirect Manager: Links screen (Components → Redirect). You get the message "Field required: Status". This bug has been fixed in version 1.6.3.