Overview

The 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 the URL of 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

Description

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.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

List Filters

Filter by Partial Title

You can filter the list of items by typing in part of the Title or the ID number.


Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings are a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:

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If you have a large number of items in the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either part of the title or an ID number and press 'Search' to display the matching items. You can type in whole words or part of a word. For example, "ooml" will match all titles with the word "Joomla!" in them. Click 'Clear' to reset filtering.

Filter by State

In the upper right area, above the column headings, there is one drop-down list box as shown below:

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Only items matching the selection will be displayed in the list.

Number of Items to Display

Below the list you'll find:

Batch Processing

Below the listing of redirects, is a section named 'Update selected links to the following new URL'. This function allows you to change the 'Destination URL' for the selected redirects.

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Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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Options

Click the Options button to open the Redirect Manager Options window which lets you configure this component.

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Buttons Common to All Tabs

Permissions Tab

The "Permissions" tab, shown below, lets you specify who can perform each type of action on this component:

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The tree on the left shows the hierarchy of user groups that are available on your Joomla! site. To view or modify permissions, click on a group in the tree.

The table on the right side of the window contains 3 columns:

Actions available in this component are:

For more information, please refer to:

Quick Tips

Related information

License: Joomla! Electronic Documentation License
Source page: http://docs.joomla.org/Help16:Components_Redirect_Manager
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