Redirects in the Frontastic studio

You can use Redirects to create redirects to avoid any dead links across your website or if you want to make sure that your customers don't see old pages.

Click Redirects on the dashboard to open the redirects area.

Once open, you'll see a list of all the manually created redirects, as well as any automatically created redirects from when you move page folders within your page folder tree.

You can create a new redirect or delete an existing redirect.

For example, if you had a page with the URL ending .../Sale2017 you don't want customers to find this old page through an old bookmark or search, you can create a redirect from .../Sale2017 to go to a new page with the URL .../Sales.

Creating a new redirect

Once you've opened the Redirects area, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Add redirect button

  1. Input where you want to Redirect from


You can't use the source path of an existing node. The source path can only be from a deleted path that no longer exists. Don't remove the / as a source path must start with it, for example, /Sale2017. Your redirect from URL mustn't contain any spaces.

  1. Use the dropdown to select either a permanent redirect (301) or a temporary one (302)

  1. Use the dropdown to select either Link or Page folder

  1. Then input the URL (if you selected Link) or select the page folder for where you want to Redirect to



If you select the page folder type, you can search your page folders in the dropdown for easy selection.

  1. Click Save

Editing a redirect

You can edit an existing if you need to make any changes to the settings.

  1. Find your redirect, hover on it, and click the edit icon

  1. Make any changes you need to in the panel on the right

  1. Click Save

Your redirect will now have the Creation reason status of Edited.

Deleting a redirect

There are 2 ways to delete a redirect.

You can hover on a redirect and click the trash can icon:

Or you can click the tick box next to the name of the redirect(s) you want to delete and click the Delete button:

In both cases, you'll need to confirm your deletion.

Searching for a redirect

You can search all your redirects by their Redirect from name using the search bar.

You'll need to start your search with a forward slash (/) as it would appear in your URL after the main site. For example, /sale2017.

Adding bulk redirects

When moving to commercetools Frontend from other tools, it's possible to add bulk redirects to your project by uploading a CSV file.

To do this, click the Bulk upload button, then click Add .CSV file to select your file to upload. You can then validate your file to ensure it meets the requirements to upload the redirects.

If your CSV file meets the CSV file requirements, the redirects will be added to your commercetools Frontend project with the type Migration.

CSV file requirements

The CSV file must include the source path and the target path in the following format:


For example,/perfume?brand=perfume%20brand;

The CSV file must must have the following configuration:

  • Encoded in UTF-8
  • Less than 500 lines
  • Only includes redirects (for example, doesn't include a row header)
  • All paths start with /
  • Use a ; for the delimiter
  • Optionally use " for the enclosure and \ for escaping


Redirects work on paths, not the domain. So you'll only be able to have different redirects per language if they're on different URLs. For example, source socken redirects to /de/socken in DE, and socks redirects to /en/socks for EN.