Short URLs with Semiologic – easily!

If you have a Semiologic blog, you don’t have to use a short-url service like TinyURL where you can’t change the destination later. This is also great for the control freaks who are very scared to use a 3rd party service.

The redirect feature on a Semiologic blog is quite simple and works very nicely if you don’t have a long blog address. Here is how I created a redirect to my reference link for Semiologic:

  1. I verified that the redirect manager plugin was activated. You can activate it if it is not activated.
  2. Then I added a new page. I gave it a short and direct name – Semiologic.
  3. I entered nothing in the content area and scrolled down to the lower side where there was a box for the redirect URL. Here I entered the destination URL.
  4. Saved the post.

That’s all. Now if I type www.rentablogger.com/blog/semiologic, it gets redirected to my reference link for Semiologic blogging system. This is a 301 redirect, comes with my blog URL and therefore promotes my brand instead of the URL-shortening service’s brand.

If I ever had to change the target URL, I can easily do so from my site.

Semiologic URL redirect options to tickNote: If you don’t want to have this page included in the Sitemap, you should tick on the options shown here.