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re-direct common URLs ?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by erich37, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am not sure if this is already possible via XF-default ?

    for example:
    when a "Guest" clicks on the links mentioned below, then he is re-directed towards "domain.com/register"

    domain.com/forums
    domain.com/find-new/posts
    domain.com/online/
    domain.com/members/
    domain.com/recent-activity/
    domain.com/threads/*


    I am not sure where the "re-direction options" are located in ACP, or whether above mentioned exmple would be possible via XF-default or whether this would need an Addon ?


    Any hint is appreciated.

    Many thanks!


    :)
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You cannot do that in the default XenForo. You'll need an add-on.
     
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  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    ahh... thanks !




    Anyone able to code an Addon for this, please let me know.

    I think such kind of feature will allow a webmaster to re-direct certain URLs (as mentioned in first post) towards a certain URL (for example "domain.com/register").
    By doing so, this could prevent access for "Guests" (not registered members) of certain URLs.



    Simple Mockup:


    redirect_urls.jpg



    :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2014
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Andy was so kind and coded this idea:

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/guest-redirect.3339/


    Now you can create a "URL redirect" from certain URLs (listed below) towards any other URL you may like.
    For "guests" (unregistered users).

    Forums Redirect = domain.com/forums/
    Find-New Redirect = domain.com/find-new/posts
    Members Redirect = domain.com/members/
    Online Redirect = domain.com/online/
    Recent-Activity Redirect = domain.com/recent-activity/
    Thread Redirect = domain.com/threads/
    Help Redirect = domain.com/help/



    So for example:
    - when a "guest" visits the URL "domain.com/members", then he is being forwarded to "domain.com/login"
    - when a "guest" visits the URL "domain.com/help", then he is being forwarded to "domain.com/whatever"
    - when you have a "Portal" at your Homepage and you would like to "hide" your Forum from guests, then simply forward your "guest" from "domain.com/forums" towards the URL "domain.com/login"




    This system lets you now effectively hide certain URLs from "guests" and "search engines" via a simple click.


    Well done, @AndyB


    :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
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