Admins can configure custom redirects for non-existent pages. For more information, see our docs for Error Pages and Redirects.
Pages can be set to an "External Link" type, essentially turning the page URL into a redirect to a specific link.
To set a page as an External Link, click on the Page dropdown at the top of a page, then select External Link.
External Link redirects will only work if the page is set to Public.
When a page slug has been updated, we automatically redirect visitors from the old page slug to the updated slug. This behind-the-scenes redirect only applies to the most recent slug change.
For example, if a page with the original slug
dog-0 has its slug updated to
dog-1, we automatically redirect visitors from the
dog-0 URL to the updated
dog-1 URL. However, if the page is renamed again to
dog-2, we'll redirect visitors from
dog-2, but not from
dog-0; the original
dog-0 URL will 404 when visited.
If a project has been configured with a Custom Domain, we'll redirect visitors from the project's original
readme.io subdomain to the custom domain.
For example, if a project at
cats.readme.io has been configured with the custom domain
docs.cats.org, any visitors who attempt to load
cats.readme.io will be automatically redirected to the
When a visiting a project URL containing a version path, if that version path is the project's Main Version, we redirect the visitor to the non-versioned URL.
For example, when clicking on a link to
v10.0 is the project's Main Version, the visitor is redirected to
Versioned links for non-main versions are not redirected.
Updated about 1 month ago