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  • Silverfish
    Community Member
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    defining Homepage URL Segment Link to this post

    Hi All,

    when requesting a page domain root (i.e. http://example.com/) silverstripes searches and displays a page with url segment 'home'.
    I am trying to run a homepage with another url segment (i.e. testing) so that if you request http://example.com, you will get redirected to http://example.com/testing and get this page displayed. I already achieved this, by entering the url segment, deleting the default 'home' age and setting "is homepage for" on the new homepage (with testing as url segment). This did work, until i ran the next /dev/build, there the systems creates a new default homepage.

    My current workaround is to create a redirector page to testing, that has 'home' as url segment. But I don't like this too much since this Redirector page may confuse the customer.

    Any Ideas anone?

    Thanks a lot


  • benshu
    Community Member
    4 Posts

    Re: defining Homepage URL Segment Link to this post

    Hi Silverfish,

    in your _config.php file, try using:

    Director::addRules(100, array(
    '' => '->testing',

    I just discovered this while searching on something similar:

  • socks
    Community Member
    190 Posts

    Re: defining Homepage URL Segment Link to this post

    Looks like adding to _config is deprecated in SS3. http://doc.silverstripe.org/framework/en/reference/director

    I'm trying to add to routes.yml, but it still makes a Home page with the URL of /home. The redirect seems to work, just don't want Home when I dev/build.


    Name: customroutes
    After: '#coreroutes'
    '': '->my-custom-homepage-url'

    Any suggestions?


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