A Redirect Page is a special kind of Page that doesn't have any of its own content. Instead, it lives in your site's menu, and when a visitor clicks it, they're sent somewhere else.
Redirect Pages are useful for two main purposes:
- Linking to other websites from within your site's menu.
- Linking to subpages within your own site that wouldn't otherwise appear in the menu, like a specific category in the People listing.
Here's how to make one:
From the Sitemap, create a new Page as a child of the desired parent Page. Select Redirect Page from the list of page types. You'll then be presented with this form:
- Populate the Title field with the text that you want to be displayed in the menu.
The other two fields are mutually exclusive. Populate only one of them.
- The Destination URL field will send users to the specified URL. It can be a relative URL, like /people?category=17, which might lead to the Professorial Faculty listing, specifically, rather than the full People listing. Or it can be an absolute URL, like https://archives.caltech.edu, which will lead to the Caltech Archives website.
- The Page field will let you select a Page to which the visitor should be directed. Selecting a page in this way, rather than just inputting its URL, will ensure that this Redirect Page continues pointing to the correct Page, even if it later gets moved to another place in your menu.
That's it for Redirect Pages. However, if you need more advanced redirecting (like sending users from your old domain to a subpage on your new site), or you want to perform a redirect without adding a new item to your site's menu, you may want to use a Redirect.