Adding URL Redirects
Over time, it's normal for links to change. But sending a customer to a 404 error page isn't the best experience (although ours are pretty cool!).
With HelpDocs, you can redirect your customers to a new URL so they find what they're looking for right away.
Setting Up a URL Redirect
- Head to Settings > General
- Scroll to the bottom and hit Add Redirect
- In From URL, enter your broken link
- In To URL, enter the new link
- Hit Save
We support advanced pattern/glob matching with minimatch. Any valid minimatch pattern is valid inside the From URL. That means you can do stuff like /my-redirect/**/* to redirect anything with /my-redirect/ at the start, or !/my-path to redirect anything other than /my-path. The sky's the limit 🌝
We think our 404 pages are pretty neat, but you can redirect to a custom page of your choice by entering 404 as the From URL. We'll even set a 404 error code for you.