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2/17/2015 12:11 PM

Hi friends:

I've been reading articles this morning and I'm a bit more confused on something that I'm wondering if I'm over-thinking.

 I'm doing a new site to replace a legacy site (

 On the old site, there's pages like:

I'd like to be able to configure DNN to perform a permanent redirect (301) to prevent 404s and get people to the updated pages.

for example. I'd like to redirect to

 I'm not sure how to go about this. I looked at the DnnUrlManagement Module, but there's no documentation or examples.

I also thought about using IIS URLRewrite and doing it in the web.config.


Basically, I don't know what the proper way, the DNN way in 7.3.x + to add these redirections. I've got about 20 redirects to do and I'm not sure what to do.


Sorry for such a noob question. But I'd really appreciate it if someone would help me understand how to go about this.

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2/17/2015 1:02 PM

I figured out a part of this.

The issue was I was using the DnnUrlManagement Module to redirect the explicit url including the .html in the URL to be redirected.

If I use that module to take a page and add a custom URL that is like this: and try to redirect it to it throws a 404.

but if i use the module to just redirect oldpage to the newpage (without the .html) the redirect works.

So why does the DnnUrlRedirect throw a 404 when explicitly using oldpage.html? It seems like it's really not doing the redirect on the true page (oldpage.html).


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2/17/2015 1:07 PM

got it. need this in the web.config


<add type="System.Web.UI.PageHandlerFactory" requireAccess="Script" preCondition="integratedMode" path="*.html" verb="GET,HEAD,POST,DEBUG" modules="ManagedPipelineHandler" name="HtmlHandler-Integrated" />


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