URL redirect

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Sorry if this is too basic. I would like to offer visitors to a section of my site a simple url. Right now it is something like:http://www.cnycda.org/index.php/central-new-york-teacher-recruitmen...

I would like to give them an address like:http://www.trd.org.

Is this possible through this system? I searched the forums and couldn't find the right answer. Thanks so much!

cnycda
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Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
take a look at the domain mapper addon in the MP
olliephillips replied on at Permalink Reply
olliephillips
Web forwarding will also do what you want, most web hosts will support it, but not so search engine friendly.

But if you just want a short URL to give out to people, it doesn't matter.
cnycda replied on at Permalink Reply
cnycda
Thanks for the insight. Not to continue to be clueless, but still not sure how I go about making web forwarding work. Tried to google it, but still not sure. Can you recommend an specific site, and is there a cost associated with this?

Thanks a lot.
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
in your .htaccess file, try something like

redirect 301 http://domain.comhttp://www.yourdomain.com/new/

if you don't have pretty urls enabled,
you need to use

http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php/new/...
primewaydesign replied on at Permalink Reply
primewaydesign
# -- Redirect to another url, pretty url enabled
Redirect 301 /old-page http://mywebsite.com/new-page


note the space between /old-page and http://
olliephillips replied on at Permalink Reply
olliephillips
Generally the registrar through which you buy the domain will offer web forwarding from their control panel - in my experience at no cost.

You would simply set the new domainhttp://www.trd.org to forward/redirect to the long URL of the page you mentioned.

Assuming this is all about making a long URL simple to give out and key in this is the way to do it.

Hope that helps.
cnycda replied on at Permalink Reply
cnycda
It helps a lot, thanks so much. One LAST question: I am using Concrete5 to host my website. Do you know if and how I could make that work, as I think they are the "registrar" is use (I think). Is this an add-on I purchase?
olliephillips replied on at Permalink Reply
olliephillips
Hi, the platform/CMS you use isn't relevant; the technique works for any website.

For instance, I buy domains in the UK via three registrars: 123 reg, Fasthosts and Donhost. All of these will let me do the forwarding I mentioned to any other URL on the internet.

So what is relevant is where you will buy/or have bought the new short domain you want to web forward to the long URL. It's in their control panel where you will be able to set this up.