Tab and Module rules

Aug 11, 2013 at 9:05 PM
I can't create or edit tab and module rules. I only can use custom rules. Is it normal?
Thank's in advance,
Oscar
Coordinator
Aug 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Hi,

Yes this is by design.

The other rules are managed by the system for automatic redirection of old urls.

Regards,
Sacha
Aug 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Thank's again, Sacha
Dec 13, 2013 at 6:51 PM
I'm looking for instructions on how to create a tab rule. I want to rewrite (I think) www.url.com/tabid/52336/default.aspx simply as www.url.com/custom-name

I've tried a bunch of variations in the custom rules but without luck. Do I need to write an xml or provider or something?

How is this done?
Coordinator
Dec 14, 2013 at 4:53 PM
Do you really want to rewrite ? Or only redirect ? With custom rules you can only redirect.

Normally tabid is rewritten based on pagename or pageurl.

For custum rewrite rules you have to create a provider.

Regards
Sacha
Dec 15, 2013 at 2:41 AM
I want the entered tabid to end up as a chosen url. For example www.url.com/tabid/52336/default.aspx to end up as www.url.com/garthhardin

and when someone types www.url.com/garthhardin - that it goes to the same page.

We're trying to create vanity urls for specific executives and on a limited number of pages (~20)
Coordinator
Dec 15, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Hi,

I'am not sure to understand what you really want.

It's like you want only a specific url for a given page.
You can do this by modify the page url in page settings.

If you want a second url for a existing page.
Then you can make a redirection with a custom rule. But the url change in the user browser.
And you can not redirect www.url.com/tabid/52336/default.aspx to 2 url (the real page url and a second one).

Or is the www.url.com a secondary site alias ?

Regards,
Sacha
Dec 16, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Edited Dec 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM
We are printing business cards with QR codes that map to their public profile page. I was using the tabid/52336/default.aspx to create the QR code image. I don't want the link to get broken when the page gets moved some time in the future.

I was trying to use a short vanity url to map to the single tabid (so it never breaks)

My ugly fix was put the public 'profile' page for each partner in the most parent tab position (.com/here) , and then add a nestled 'tab' that is linked to this root page.

http://www.intelligentnetware.com/adam (root page)

http://www.intelligentnetware.com/about/teams/talkers/adam-coerper.aspx (linked to /adam)

This works, but isn't very elegant.

I was hoping to achieve this in the openurlrewriter so we don't have 85 'partner' pages in the root (parent navigation) level - as that makes the admin pages list very long.
Coordinator
Dec 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Hi,

You can use custom rules for this.

Here an example :

Url = .*/hello
Redirect Destination = http://localhost:51924/dnn672-url/en/home.aspx
Redirect Status = 302


Regards,
Sacha