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How to customize or redirect article URLs

By Stefan Dreßler
November 26, 2021

Customize the article URL by entering a custom slug

For SEO purpose, it's often useful to provide the content essence in the URL of your article.

Default

https://blog.helpspace.com/article/1/article-title

With Custom Slug

https://blog.helpspace.com/my-custom-slug

Note: If you create a custom slug, the default URL will be redirected immediately with a 301 redirect status.

Edit or create an article, and you will find this box on the right sidebar.

docs-slugs.png Enter your custom slug and save.

Redirect existing URLs

If you are migrating a domain to our service, you may have some existing links, that should be redirected to a specific article.

Edit or create an article, and you will find this box on the right sidebar.

docs-redirects.png Click the edit icon.

docs-redircts-overlay.pngEnter all URL paths you want to redirect the main article URL.

Changing / removing a custom slugs

If you are changing or removing a custom slug of a published article, it can be smart to add the old custom slug as an alias, to prevent 404 error messages.

Removing a redirect alias

If you remove a redirect alias, this link will lead to a 404 error message.

Please note that browsers are caching redirects

If you are playing around with this feature it may feel buggy at some point, but we simply can't delete the redirect cache of your browser.

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