Alias

Presentation

The aliases are used to redirect the old URLs to valid URLs. This will be useful for visitors old bookmark.

Alias tool

To open the Alias tool, click on button Page alias on Home tab.

This tool displays the list of existing aliases.

Create an alias

To add an alias click on the button New alias on Alias tab.

You can add an alias to a page of website, or to another URL

Alias to a page of the site

1. Enter a URL relative to the server to redirect.

This URL can contains the characters * (character sequence except '/') or ** (character sequence including '/').

Examples: 

  • /en/index.php
  • /fr/page/*.html
  • /en/*/.html

2. Select target page to redirect to in sitemap.

3. You can set an expiration date if you want your alias was valid until a specified date. By default, the alias will be valid during one year.

Alias to another URL

This option allows you to defined more complex aliases.

1. Enter a URL relative to the server to redirect.

This URL can contain the characters * (character sequence except '/') or ** (character sequence including '/').

Examples: 

  • /en/index.php
  • /fr/page/*.html
  • /en/*/.html

2. Enter a URL as 'http(s)://' or relative to the server. '/path'.

Use {1}, {2}, {3} ... to substitute them by the value corresponding to characters * or ** of base URL.

Examples:

3. You can set an expiration date if you want your alias was valid until a specified date. By default, the alias will be valid during one year.

You can edit or delete the alias at any time.

Re-order aliases (version 3.2.1 or later)

Select an alias in the list and use arrows in ribbon to re-order aliases.

The aliases are used in the order of the list, ie a page is redirected to the first matching alias of the list.