New Updates to Redirect Manager for Episerver

Redirect Manager is simple, extendable, open source redirect tool for Episerver projects.

I’ve been using this redirect manager for 4 years now, it is simple and does the work very well.

With the automatic redirect keeper, it saves a “Redirection rule” (or several for pages with subpages) when the editor moves a page or changes the url segment name.

Find Redirect Manager on Github https://github.com/huilaaja/RedirectManager

Thanks to Mikko Huilaja at SOLITA for maintaining the repo!

New Feature “Rules Clean up”

After years of use, the rules lists gets long, therefor I contributed with a button to clean up rules.

Gets the job done

  • Remove duplicates
  • Remove self pointing rules
  • Removes deleted urls

Why does I need a clean up button?

  1. If you moved around pages in the tree and moved back
  2. If you moved a page with subpages, not on purpose, it will ad many rules, and then if you move back, there will be a lot of rules, self pointing.

About the Redirect Manager*

It’s built to be as minimalistic as possible and as an example of simple Episerver add-on. It requires only 4 files for business logic and data access, 1 controller and 1 view.

Features*

  • Easily create redirects to any URLs or to Episerver pages.
  • Wild card rules.
  • Reordering and prioritizing rules.
  • Multi-site support.
  • Allow moving and changing URLs of Episerver pages and the redirects still works.
  • All redirects are HTTP 301 (Moved permanently), because search engines only follow this kind of redirects.
  • Access restrictions allow usage of rule manager to only administrators.
  • And the most important: It’s open Source and it’s yours to extend and manipulate!

* Taken from the github repo readme.md

Easy to install

No nuget available, so

  1. download it from the github repo
  2. copy the files to your solution
  3. implement the codesnippet on your 404 page
  4. activate webpages in appsettings
  5. Run the page, create database, test a rule
  6. Secure the url so it is not accessible for anonymous users

About the author

Luc Gosso
– Independent Senior Web Developer
working with Azure and Episerver

Twitter: @LucGosso
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/luc-gosso/
Github: github.com/lucgosso

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