Best practices for URL redirects

You can prepare for understanding and using URL redirects in your community by avoiding both regular expressions and multiple hops.

  • Whenever possible, redirects should be one-to-one and not cascade or contain more than one hop. Redirects which use multiple hops can impact web search crawlers and potentially impact your community performance.

    An example a redirect with multiple hops is when URL-A redirects to URL-B which redirects to URL-C which redirects to URL-D.

  • URL redirects in Jive do not permit the use of regular expressions (REGEX), including the use of wildcards.