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Forum Moderator, 224 Posts

30 May 2007 at 10:03am

Edited: 30/05/2007 11:24am

Hi Folk

I am rebuilding a site from straight html to a silverstripe application. I would like to setup automatic redirects for the old pages. In the database, I noticed the legacyUrl field. How can I use that? There are 137 pages so a "global" solution would be best.

Any help much appreciated.




Administrator, 690 Posts

2 June 2007 at 6:21pm

I think that the LegacyURL field is something for a specific site that accidentally got put into the main codebase! :-P

Are the old URLs in any consistent format? Your two basic solutions are setting up RedirectorPage pages with the old URLs, if the are of the form

If they are mostly in a couple of directories, you could set up director rules that point to a custom controller that does the redirection.

For example, if you have a bunch URLs of the form,

you could set up a director rule

'products/$ProductURL' => 'ProductRedirector'

and then make a class

class ProductRedirector extends Controller {
function index() {
// do something with $this->urlParams['ProductURL'];


Forum Moderator, 224 Posts

5 June 2007 at 10:40am

Hi Sam

thank you for your reply. you should keep the legacyUrl, it is USEFUL!

Anyway, this is how I did it (dirtiest hack of the month):