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External domain redirects


#1

Hi there,

I’m trying to set up a vanity link.

So I need https://www.virtualcabinet.com/support to link to an external domain http://supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk/

I see Webflow now supports external url redirects, so I would have thought this should work.

But when I put in (on the 301 redirect page):

OLD PATH: /support
NEW PATH: http://supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk/

Then go to virtualcabinet.com/support - it redirects me to https://www.virtualcabinet.com/supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk

How do I make sure Webflow recognise that the ‘new path’ is an entirely different external domain, not a sub-page on my site?


#2

Seems like you already figured it out. Mind sharing how you solved it?


#3

Hi mate - no I haven’t solved it yet!

I need https://www.virtualcabinet.com/support to go to http://supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk/

… currently it redirects to https://www.virtualcabinet.com/supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk


#4

It does go to http://supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk, but that site is redirecting you again to a login page.


#5

Thanks Sam - interesting - it doesn’t work on my Chrome browser, but does on Safari and Firefox.

It must be a cache issue sending me to the wrong link.

You’re right though it does appear to be working!

To answer your question asking how I solved it, I just typed the following into the 301 redirect box under settings:

OLD PATH: /support
NEW PATH: http://supportcentre.lindenhouse.co.uk/