Editing Redirect Rules

Redirect rules can give you more control over SEO and be used to proxy content on other URLs.

First, navigate to your site's settings in the CryoLayer dashboard. Then click on the "Redirects" tab.

Each redirect rule consists of a "from", "to", and "status code" field. "From" is the path you want to redirect. "To" is the URL path you want to redirect it to. "Status code" lets you specify how you want search engines and browsers to handle the redirect.

Advanced Webflow redirect rules example

Status Codes

  • 301: A permanent redirect that redirects the browser and tells search engines that this page has been moved permanently to the new address.
  • 302: A temporary redirect that just redirects the browser and has no effect on search engines.
  • 404: For missing page errors. The URL in the address bar will not change, but content from the "to" field will render instead of the "from" content.
  • 200: For proxying content from other pages or websites. The URL in the address bar will not change, but content from the "to" field will render instead of the "from" content.

Splat Rules

When writing your redirect rules, you can use an asterisk in the "from" field to match any unknown characters that might occur in the URL. You can then type ":splat" in the "to" field to place whatever unknown characters were found in the "from" field.

Example Webflow redirect rule with wildcard splat

The above example might redirect a page like "/blog/2021/my-greatest-summer" to "/articles/2021/my-greatest-summer".

Wildcard Rules

A wildcard rule lets you move parts of the URL around.

An example Webflow placeholder redirect rule

The above example might redirect a page like "/blog/6/21/2021" to "/articles/2021/21/6".