Redirect a page to a different URL
What is a redirect URL
A page redirect allows you to take users to a different URL when they click on that page's tab or side-nav item in your guide. This is a great way to link to other related guides, your library website, or just about any URL, right from within your guide's navigation menu. For example, you could add a page to your Psychology subject guide titled "APA Citation Guide". You could add a redirect URL to that page so that, when a user clicks on it, they will be taken to your guide on that topic.
Adding a redirect URL
- While editing your guide, click on the page you want to customize in your guide's navigation menu (i.e. tabs or side-navigation).
- Click on the Page menu, which is located next to the Page URL above your guide's content columns.
- Select Redirect URL from the dropdown.
- In the Redirect URL field, enter the full URL (including the http(s)://) to the page you're linking to.
- If you are linking to another guide, make sure you are using the guide's public URL and that the guide's status is Published or Private.
- If you are linking to an external website, keep in mind that redirect URLs are not included in the LibGuides link checker.
- If you would like to open this link in a new browser window or tab, select the New Window checkbox.
- Click on the Save button. A blue alert message will appear at the top of the page letting you know that a redirect URL is in place.
Removing a redirect URL
To remove a redirect URL from a page, simply repeat the steps above. Except, for Step 4, delete the URL so that the Redirect URL field is empty when saving.