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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 

  1. While editing your guide, click on the page you want to customize in your guide's navigation menu (i.e. tabs or side-navigation).
  2. Click on the  Page menu, which is located next to the Page URL above your guide's content columns.
  3. Select Redirect URL from the dropdown.
  4. 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. 
  5. If you would like to open this link in a new browser window or tab, select the New Window checkbox.
  6. 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.

Selecting Redirect URL from the Page dropdown

Adding a redirect URL to a page 

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