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Joomla 2.5 includes a new handy component referred to as Redirect Manager. The Redirect Manager keeps track of bad URLs, such as 404 file not found URLs, and allows you to easily redirect the broken links to other pages. In this article, we'll show you how to use the Joomla Redirect Manager.

To use the Joomla 2.5 Redirect Manager:

  1. Log into your Joomla dashboard
  2. In the top menu, under Components click Redirect
  3. You will see a listing of bad URLs. Click the URL you would like to manager.

    In our testing, we visited and this added index.php/FAKE-URL to the Redirect list
  4. Next to Destination URL, enter the FULL URL you would like to forward this expired URL to.

    In our testing, we entered
  5. Under Options, set Status to Enabled
  6. Click Save.

    Now, whenever someone lands on:
    ... they will automatically be redirected to:
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n/a Points
2016-07-06 6:11 am

Hello John-Paul,


Good to read from you guys. I am preety new to joomla. Can you please get me a resource to understand how to write .htaccess file to suit various needs.


42,337 Points
2016-07-07 6:30 am
Hello Decency08,

There are far too many ways that the .htaccess file can be configured to see it all in one article. However, check out our article on defining the .htaccess file as a starting point.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-04-10 10:46 am


I'm having a problem with Joomla re-directs and I'm not sure what to do.  Most work ok, but I'm trying to redirect from this address:

to this one:

however only the original address loads - with modules from the 'spr' menu and an article enbtitled 'about'.  This webpage shouldnt even exist!  I've also noticed that even if I change the end of the address to something random e.g.

... the dodgy page still loads!  How can I redirect this or at least make it a 404 page!

Hope someone can help me! Thanks


31,313 Points
2015-04-13 1:19 pm
Hello Christopher,

Thank you for your question. Ensure you have cleared your browser cache before testing, or tried a different browser.

You may also have to clear your Joomla cache before testing.

We are happy to help, but will need some additional information.

Have you verified the Article you do not want to display is Unpublished?

When an article is unpublished (or deleted, it should cause a 404 page to toad.
n/a Points
2015-02-17 3:50 pm
Well, specify that you create a page within your site and make sure it's not published before you can use it as a redirect. And also, within the page of the unpublished page, you must specify to redirect. That's what I can't remember and I'm trying to find that little simple snippet to redirect. It gets popped right into the page editor, not in HTML code. It looks something like {redirect}.. but I can't remember the specifics of it.
n/a Points
2015-01-02 10:56 pm

hi i want to rewrite the rule to

i have tried above example but its not working for me in joomla latest version

please help me out

thanks in advance

43,761 Points
2015-01-05 11:24 am
Hello Vinod,

Did you ensure the redirect was enabled? Also, did you get any errors when entering the information? What currently happens when you visit the page? Does it try to redirect at all or simply do nothing?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-07 2:12 am

Do you know if there is a way to just use the path after the domain and redirect it. Because when I move the website to another domain I have to edit everthing again. I need something like: /cars ->/new-cars mayber there is a spaceholder for it?!? Anybody know if anything like %domain%/cars -> %domain%/new-cars is possible?

43,761 Points
2014-08-07 8:42 am
Hello Philipp,

As far as we can tell by looking through the code, using a placeholder variable is not possible. However, you can certainly use a find and replace on the database to change the domain name. This will allow you to make all the changes at once and not have to take the tedious route.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-08-07 8:54 am

Thats a good idea. Haven't though about chaning it directly on the database. Thank you.

n/a Points
2014-06-23 6:09 am

Hi Guys,

Kindly , can anyone help me to redirect read more in module to new article or page . I'm using Joomla 2.5

Best regards

Eng. Jamal

31,313 Points
2014-06-23 11:22 am
Hello Jamal,

Thank you for contacting us. I am not exactly sure what you are asking, but here is our guide on how to link to an article in Joomla.

If this does not answer your question, please provide more information so we can better assist you.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-04-17 7:58 am

Light multisite features is possible with SEBLOD which including multisite feature totally integrated to native Joommla. Based on Joomla ACL system.


11,186 Points
2014-03-07 9:32 am
Unfortunately, it is not possible to run multiple websites from a single Joomla installation. You would need to install Joomla for each site.
n/a Points
2014-03-07 6:35 am

hi bradM

i am just lloking for two websites running on single joomla installation but i am not getting the steps to do this. please let me know the steps of using two websites on a single joomla


5,399 Points
2013-12-23 11:49 am
Hi vendorrize, I just tested with Joomla 2.5.16 and I was able to successfully redirect a <em>.shtml</em> page. Is the redirect that you created showing up in <strong>Components &gt;&gt; Redirect</strong>?
2013-12-21 3:18 am
It's a great tutorial, thanks for this.
I have followed your instructions above and verified few URLs and working fine.
But here, I have an issue with .shtml. I am getting 404 Error message when I redirect the URL which have .shtml.

Here, I am able to redirect the url to
But not able to redirect the url having the extension .hhtml to

NOTE: We can redirect this through .htaccess file. But I don't want to place .shtml URL in the .htaccess file. Can you please give me any suggetion to redirect .shtml URL with joomla default redirect component....
9,968 Points
2013-09-05 1:12 pm
Hello username, and thanks for your comment.

Unfortunately the email account you've submitted this comment under, doesn't seem to be in our system. I tried to look at some of your previous questions, and it looks like you have a shared hosting account, as well as a VPS account?

Can you please post the Rewrite rules you are attempting to use in your .htaccess file, and also give us the website you're having these problems on? If you don't want to disclose that information here publicly, please shoot an email to with the details of your issue and we'd be glad to take a look!

- Jacob
143 Points
2013-08-31 11:09 am
I manage a site that is hosted on InMotion. I have entered some re-directs, but they are not working. I do have re-write on "Yes" in global config, the htaccess.txt has been changed. I do have a custom error page set up, and do not know if that is interfering, or if I am missing something.
31,313 Points
2013-05-08 12:10 pm
Hello stan31337,

Thank you for your question. I tested this in my version of Joomla, and it is working successfully for me. Could you please provide exact steps you are taking, so I can try and replicate this issue?

Also, what happens when you test the redirects, do you get an error message, etc?

Have you tried clearing the browser cache, or testing in a different browser?

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

2013-05-08 2:34 am
Installed fresh Joomla 2.5.11 and created one article, then in Redirect Manager created a rule for http://joomla25.local/xxx to redirect to http://joomla25.local/index.php?option=article&id=1. Works great!

Changed rule to http://joomla25.local/1ex - doesn't work after that...

I found that such URLs don't redirect: /3f, /3d, /1b, /1e.

What could be a problem?

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