Guide: Importing Redirections

Export Process


  • go to dashboard > tools > redirection > modules
  • under WordPress module, select 'XML'


save the page as an XML file (as it doesn't automatically download) -do this by right-clicking anywhere on the page, and selecting 'save as...'


Notes

  • XML file exports the most amount of fields
  • CSV looses a few fields, as does the other methods
  • The only field that the XML file doesn't include is the 'Title' field


Import Process


  • Go to the new site where the redirects will be imported into
  • make sure the 'Redirection' plugin is activated


  • go to dashboard > tools > redirection > options
  • under 'Import' -locate your file, and import into 'Redirections' category
  • hit 'upload'
  • go to modules (dashboard > tools > redirection > modules)


you'll see that it's created a new module, like: WordPress imported on Apr 02 2013 at 18:21


assuming the current site had no previous redirects, perform the following:

1) under modules, delete the 'WordPress' module (operations > delete) under dashboard > tools > redirection > modules

2) rename the 'WordPress imported on Apr 02 2013 at 18:21' (as example) module to 'WordPress' (operations > edit). hit save

3) to confirm, go to the redirects page -and you'll see the imported redirects under dashboard > tools > redirection


Notes

Don't forget to either:

1) delete the redirects on the old site, or

2) make the old site offline


Also, you'll need to confirm that the original redirects were setup as 'med.ubc.ca' and not 'med-fom-main.sites.olt.ubc.ca' (or with the sites.olt.ubc.ca extension)

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:UBC_Content_Management_System/Site_Migration/Redirections
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