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Page Redirect to External Domain


#1

We've added a feature to give you the ability to specify a fully qualified URL in the "Redirect to Page" field:

Now you can set up URLs on your Custom Domain's site to redirect to external links, like https://webflow.com/cms


301 redirect to external url
Ability to add 301 or 302 redirects to URLs with querystring parameters
301 redirect to external url
#2

You guys are awesome!


#3

Awesome, awesome, awesome major Step for migrating pages with legacy to webflow


#4

Best thing I've seen all week.


#5

This is truly external URLs including other than the one being hosted at webflow?

In my case we're moving from previous site, where www.company.com/news now becomes news.company.com and www.company.com is still www.company.com (our webflow site).

And how about bulk insert redirects? We're having more than 500 redirects needed because of 500 news articles being on www.company.com/news/article1/ moved to news.company.com/article1/story.html.

I hope for your positive feedback.


#6

Bulk redirects would be a TRUE lifesaver. (External domain redirects are awesome, by the way, so thank you to Webflow) But whoa. Bulk redirect import from CSV or XLSX would be so amazing.


#7

I have this related problem, and here's my solution in this thread

Basically, I register the www subdomain on Webflow, then redirect the www subdomain to Webflow from my web host, but keep the root domain on my server, and redirecting non-existing subdomain folders to Webflow.

RewriteOptions inherit
RewriteEngine on 
Options -Indexes

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?samliew.com$
RewriteRule ^blog\/?(.*)$ "http://blog.samliew.com/$1" [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?samliew.com$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ "https://www.samliew.com/$1" [R=301,L]

#8

@samliew Thanks for your trick. I moved to S3 instead and wrote my own S3 301-redirect engine, but it's cumbersome to keep updated at all times. So I would prefer a webflow-only solution. Especially because things get even worse, because webflow exported code change www.company.com/features/ to www.company.com/features.html.
In my case a wildcard redirect would not work either, as we moved from an Umbraco CMS hosting our complete site, to a split-environment, where main site is built with webflow.io, news is replaced with Wordpress and Support is replaced with Zendesk Help Center, thus URL syntax changed too. See made-up-examples below:
www.company.com/our-features/ became www.company.com/features/
www.company.com/news/20160129/ became blog.company.com/news-2016-01-29-story.html
www.company.com/support/group/name/ became support.company.com/hc-en/1249735-tips/

.....so completely different URL syntax, so I would still need one-to-one 301 redirects from our old platform to our new platform. So bulk import are welcomed :smile:


#9

I'm glad my workaround helped you.

Hope it's not too much to ask for wildcard redirects from Webflow, so that potential customers can easily migrate to their platform.


#10

Wildcard redirects are something we're going to investigate - will be tricky making it user friendly :smile:


#11

So back to my question: Is this truly external URLs including other than the one being hosted at webflow?


#12

Not sure I understand your question, but you can set up redirect targets to point to external domains (ones not hosted by webflow):

See the /old pointing to http://google.com below:


#13

Cool @brryant exactly what I wanted to know :+1:
And when bulk loading a redirects file is possible as well, you will be my forever friend :smile:


#14

Sweet! Lovin it :smile:


#15

Hi @jawsdk @KNOWLIGATION @samliew @McGuire @Kalli2000 @AlexN

You can now set up wildcard redirects in Webflow:


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