Redirect only specific linked pages

Stephen Rushing asked on April 15, 2016 22:22

I know I can globally configure linked pages in the content tree to redirect to the "real" location of the linked page, or behave as if the page lives in both places of the Content Tree, but I am wondering if this is possible on a case-by-case basis.

Sometimes a page has things like a title, description, etc. that should be managed from a single page, but that page might use a template which inherits multiple master pages and only works in some locations of the content tree, but not in others. Instead of creating another page with the same title, description, etc. in another location and setting it as a redirect in the URLs tab, it would be nice to be able to specify that it is a redirect linked page, on that instance of the page alias or from the original page.

It would be nice if it could be set on the individual linked page, on the original page, and globally, inheriting in that order.

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Jan Hermann answered on April 16, 2016 16:31

Regrettably, this is not possible by default. You can extend your page type (or use custom data for a node) to add a checkbox that says if you want visitors to stay on linked page or be redirected to original location and then use custom method for generating urls in your transformations to check this property. Or you can create blank pages for those locations where you want to get redirected (instead of linked pages - just to have the node and the url) and then configure redirection to original node in Properties -> Navigation -> URL redirection.

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Stephen Rushing answered on April 22, 2016 22:03

Bummer :/ This desire has come up on multiple sites now...was hoping I was just missing something. Seems like it would have been thought of in creating the setting for redirecting vs emulating a child (or whatever the term is). Are you aware of an existing feature request for this?

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