• How to Make Redirect Pages

    Lots of people use Pages to put links to important stuff at the top of their blogs. This is great for things that don’t change often but that your readers might want to find easily, like your About Me, Biography, Resume, Contact Info, Favorite Links, etc. These are static Pages that you create and maintain in the Customize area.

    But what if you want to redirect those Page links to other sites? Redirect Pages can be handy if you want to link to your accounts on other web services.

    1. Click “Add a Page.”
    2. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, if you’re redirecting to Twitter, you could type /mytwitter. If you’re redirecting to Facebook, you could use /myfacebook.
    3. Change the Page Type from Standard Layout to Redirect.
    4. Type or paste the web address that the Page will redirect to.
    5. Check the box that says “Show a link to this page” and give the Page a title in the field next to the checkbox (e.g. My Twitter or My Facebook).
    6. Click “Create page.”

    Another frequently-asked question we get is “How can I make a link that takes you to all of my posts on a certain topic? Like ‘Personal’ or ‘My Face’ or ‘My Poetry’?” No problem! You can use a Page along with post tags to organize common posts.

    The first thing you need to do is make sure that all the posts you want to appear on that page are tagged appropriately, i.e. with the tag “poem” or whatever. Then, you will follow instructions very similar to the ones above:

    1. Click “Add a Page.”
    2. Type a Page URL after the slash (/). For example, /mytag, but replace “my tag” with the tag you want to use.
    3. Change the Page Type from Standard Layout to Redirect.
    4. Type or paste the tag filter link that you’d like the Page to redirect to. For example, /tagged/mytag, but replace “mytag” with the tag you want to use.
    5. Check the box that says “Show a link to this page” and give the Page a title in the field next to the checkbox (e.g. Photos, Work).
    6. Click “Create page.”