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Redirects: Best Practices for Schools

 

1. Use safe characters 

 0-9 a-z A-Z
-  _  $
 +  ! .
 '  (  *
 )  
 

2. Stay away from using unsafe characters

Blank & empty spaces " <
 >  #  %
{ }   |
\ ^  ~
[ ` ]
 
 

3. Be mindful of using reserved characters

 These characters are reserved for Edlio CMS for routing and we want to make sure they don't get overwritten.
 
; ? :
@ = &
/apps/ /servlet/ /m/
 

4. Make sure to add a "/" at the end of the redirect from URL

While creating a redirect please make sure to add a "/" at the end of the redirect from URL. Our system will automatically add it for you in case you miss it.

5. Keep your list of redirects up-to-date

Once you create a redirect, make sure that the pages they direct to still exist.

For example, let's say we create a redirect "www.edliohs.org/school-profile" to redirect to http://www.edliohs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=410709&type=d&pREC_ID=901386. If the page at the destination gets deleted, this would result in "Page Not Found" errors when users try and visit this friendly URL. We need to make sure that we either delete the redirect for "www.edliohs.org/school-profile" or change the destination to another page.