Import 301 Redirects via CSV file
When moving a website to a new platform, the URL structure will often change. It is a recommended best practice in these cases to create 301 redirects that point the previous URLs of important pages to the corresponding URL on the new website.
Creating 301 redirects in bulk is very straight forward using the Brilliant Directories platform, as it allows the site owner to import these redirects via a simple CSV file.
The first step is to create a CSV file with the source_url (URL to be redirected) and destination_url (URL to redirect to) for each redirect.
Please see the sample CSV file attached here.
The sample file comes with 4 fields but only 2 are required. The required fields are source_url and destination_url:
- source_url - original url
- destination_url - new url
The "type" and "db_id" fields are for developer use, and are not required for a successful import.
Examples for the "type" field:
|admin||Manually created 301 redirects through the admin dashboard.|
|data_post||Single Image Post Type redirect|
|list_services||Sub/sub-sub category page redirect|
|list_professions||Top category page redirect|
|photo_group||Multiple Image Post Type redirect|
|profile||Member Profile redirect|
Important Note: For type "import" can also be specified to identify which redirects were imported and which ones were created by the system.
Uploading the File
Go to Developer Hub >> 301 Redirects:
Inside the 301 redirects select the button "Import CSV File":
Select the CSV file:
Click "Yes, continue":
The 301 redirects appear immediately: