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Site Editor: Redirecting a Menu Item

It is possible to redirect a page in your menu via the admin panel. Redirects are most commonly used in the following situations:

  • When vinSUITE is hosting your store, but you host your content pages elsewhere. Typically, we will build the generated menus in the vinSUITE site editor, and redirect those pages to the corresponding pages on your site. This way you have full control over making updates to your navigation.
     
  • You want a link in your menu to go offsite.
     
  • You want a link in your menu to go to a page that already exists elsewhere on your site. Rather than recreating and maintaining the same page so that it can exist in two separate places in your navigation, you can create it once, and redirect another placeholder menu item to that page.

PLEASE NOTE: You may click on the images in this tutorial to make them larger.

 

To create/update a menu page redirect in the vinSUITE admin panel:

  1. In the left menu, click on Site Editor, and select Pages from the dropdown menu.
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  2. If you are adding a new page to your navigation menu, create the page and drag and drop the page into the place you'd like it to display in your menu. If you are changing an existing page's redirect, open the page you would like to edit. You may set up redirects for pages that appear in both the main menu (parent pages and subpages) and footer menu.

  3. Click on Page Properties in the left tab menu. Enter the redirect code in the Page Redirect field: pages.redirectPage&redirecturl=
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  4. Add the entire URL of the page you want to redirect to directly after the equals sign, ie: https://www.vinsuite.com/about-vinsuite
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  5. If you are creating a new page, be sure to set the page to display in your Main Menu or your Footer Menu, by selecting that on this same screen.
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  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the Save button.
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  7. Now that the page is redirecting, the information entered on the Page Content tab will not display on the site, so this is a good opportunity to make a note telling yourself or another person on your team that the page is redirecting, and where. You may make this note anyway you prefer. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the Save button.
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  8. Always test the page on the front end of your site to make sure the redirect is functioning correctly.
     
PLEASE NOTE: You should only create redirects for menu placeholder pages you've created in the site editor. Adjusting redirects on system-generated pages such as member account pages, etc. could cause them to work incorrectly. It is not possible to redirect from store categories.

 

Congratulations! You have successfully redirected a page in your menu.

 

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