Flywheel’s Redirect feature allows you to create site redirects right from the Flywheel dashboard without using a plugin.
This dashboard displays all the redirects in place on your site, including an overview of each redirect’s details.
Choose a simple title to describe what the redirect is for. This name is for identification purposes only and will not impact the redirect itself. This field is required.
Currently, redirects can only apply to the primary domain, so this field is locked.
The source is whatever follows the domain. For example, when looking at
http://myflysite.com/testing/123, the source would be:
An example of a destination is
Variables set in the source field can be called in the destination field. With a source input of
^/testing/(123) and a destination of
http://myflysite.com/$1, the ending URL will be
To setup a redirect from your current URL to an entirely new URL put a
/ in the source field and the new full URL in the destination field like the example below.
Click Advanced Settings to reveal this field.
An “arg” is another name for a URL query. You can spot them by a question mark in the URL. The arg is everything after the
Using the example URL
myflysite.com/testing?input=this, the arg would be
Or, if the source is
myflysite.com/testing?input=this and the destination is
https://getflywheel.com/testingthis/, this will redirect the URL to
?to the end of your query in the destination field. If you do wish to have the arg appended to the destination, no question mark is necessary.
Click Advanced Settings to reveal this field.
301 Permanent – Default type. A 301 tells search engines to remove the old URL from the search index and update it with the new one. When you want to delete a page, use a 301 to forward visitors to the desired location.
302 Temporary – 302s tell search engines not to update their index (in order to maintain the SEO rank of the original source URL). A 302 could be used when temporarily redirecting your home page to a “coming soon” page, but is not widely implemented otherwise.
Break – A “break” redirects the user to a different page on the same domain, without updating the address bar or sending a response code such as a 301 or 302. A break is also called an “internal redirect” and can be used to effectively mask a redirect.
Click Advanced Settings to reveal this field when editing an existing redirect.
This field allows you to prioritize your redirects (see below).
The order in which your redirects are implemented is essential. For example, suppose you’d like to add a “catchall” redirect. In that case, you’ll want to ensure that any other redirects with more specific matches are implemented first, so configure those with a higher priority (a lower number).
Redirection is the process of forwarding one URL to a different URL. A redirect tells a visitor’s browser (or search engine) that the page they want to visit has moved. The browser will then automatically send the visitor to the desired page. Learn more.
Redirects are great to use when you’re moving to a new domain, recreating site content on a new page, consolidating several pages, or altering the organization of your site.
The short answer is no, unfortunately, the feature is not currently available for multisites.
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