When you change any URL in your Shopify store, the customers will not know unless you inform them. However, you cannot inform all of your customers, which includes of loyal individuals and potential consumers. Hence, you can use URL redirects to move the direction from one page to another so that the customers can still look for what they want. If you are curious about these links, follow the instructions in this writing to know how to create a URL redirect on Shopify.
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How to create a URL redirect
- Step 1: Head to Navigation
- Step 2: Select URL redirect
- Step 3: Choose Create URL redirect
- Step 4: Add old URL in the Redirect from
- Step 5: Enter new URL in the Redirect to
- Step 6: Press on Save or Save redirect
Step 1: Head to Navigation
Open the Shopify website and sign in your account. After that, click on the
Online store which is right below the
Sales channels then go to
Step 2: Select URL redirect
In the detailed settings page of
Navigation, you will find the
URL redirect under the page’s title. Hence, press on it to move on to the next step.
Step 3: Choose Create URL redirect
The system will move to the setup interface of
URL redirect that you will see a title
Manage your URL redirects and a short description about these kinds of links. Below the above information, there is a blue
Create URL redirect button then you have to click on it to continue.
Step 4: Add old URL in the Redirect from
There are two sections that you need to fulfill, which are
Redirect from and
Redirect to. Let’s do it step-by-step with the approach to the former one first. Copy the broken URL that you want to redirect visitors from and paste in the box for
Redirect from. There is a note that if the old URL you use is still working, the redirect will not load. Moreover, URLs with the following prefixes cannot be redirected:
Step 5: Enter new URL in the Redirect to
Because you want your visitors to ‘travel’ to another place, you have to put the destination link in the space of
Redirect to section. The new URL can be a full link or relative one that you can choose each for different purposes. It is advised that the full link should be used when you want to redirect outside the primary domain. Meanwhile, use the relative URL for redirecting within the primary domain.
Step 6: Press on Save or Save redirect
Remember to store your changes once you complete the process. You can choose
Save redirect next to the
Cancel button at the end or select
Save at the top of the page.
In short, I have introduced to you the process of how to create a URL redirect on Shopify. I also attach illustrated pictures for almost all of the steps and some notes that you need to take into account. With such effort, I hope you enjoy the writing and earn some benefits from this topic.