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Tab and Module rules

Aug 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM
I can't create or edit tab and module rules. I only can use custom rules. Is it normal?
Thank's in advance,
Aug 12, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Yes this is by design.

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

Aug 12, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Thank's again, Sacha
Dec 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM
I'm looking for instructions on how to create a tab rule. I want to rewrite (I think) simply as

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?
Dec 14, 2013 at 5:53 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.

Dec 15, 2013 at 3:41 AM
I want the entered tabid to end up as a chosen url. For example to end up as

and when someone types - 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)
Dec 15, 2013 at 12:13 PM

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 to 2 url (the real page url and a second one).

Or is the a secondary site alias ?

Dec 16, 2013 at 1:57 AM
Edited Dec 16, 2013 at 1:58 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. (root page) (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.
Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

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