Documentation:UBC Content Management System/Site Migration/Redirections
- go to dashboard > tools > redirection > modules
- under WordPress module, select 'XML'
save the page as an XML file (as it doesn't automatically download) -do this by right-clicking anywhere on the page, and selecting 'save as...'
- XML file exports the most amount of fields
- CSV looses a few fields, as does the other methods
- The only field that the XML file doesn't include is the 'Title' field
- Go to the new site where the redirects will be imported into
- make sure the 'Redirection' plugin is activated
- go to dashboard > tools > redirection > options
- under 'Import' -locate your file, and import into 'Redirections' category
- hit 'upload'
- go to modules (dashboard > tools > redirection > modules)
you'll see that it's created a new module, like: WordPress imported on Apr 02 2013 at 18:21
assuming the current site had no previous redirects, perform the following:
1) under modules, delete the 'WordPress' module (operations > delete) under dashboard > tools > redirection > modules
2) rename the 'WordPress imported on Apr 02 2013 at 18:21' (as example) module to 'WordPress' (operations > edit). hit save
3) to confirm, go to the redirects page -and you'll see the imported redirects under dashboard > tools > redirection
Don't forget to either:
1) delete the redirects on the old site, or
2) make the old site offline
Also, you'll need to confirm that the original redirects were setup as 'med.ubc.ca' and not 'med-fom-main.sites.olt.ubc.ca' (or with the sites.olt.ubc.ca extension)