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Site URL: https://anna-stacy.squarespace.com

Hi all,

I'm transitioning from my old Squarespace 7.0 site (anna-stacy.squarespace.com) to a new 7.1 site (annastacy.com) and have created 301 redirects for all pages but the splash. Unfortunately, as I can only apply a 301 to disabled pages and I can't disable the homepage, I can't make it so that going to anna-stacy.squarespace.com (old URL) takes users to annastacy.com (current URL). Any ideas for a work-around?

Thanks!

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On 3/14/2022 at 5:03 PM, priorpriorwalter said:

I'm transitioning from my old Squarespace 7.0 site (anna-stacy.squarespace.com) to a new 7.1 site (annastacy.com). I can't make it so that going to anna-stacy.squarespace.com (old URL) takes users to annastacy.com (current URL).

You can move your built-in anna-stacy.squarespace.com domain to your new site, but first you'll need to remove it from the old site by changing the built-in Squarespace domain of the old site from anna-stacy to something else. To do this:

  1. Log on to the old site and navigate to Settings > Domains
  2. Change your built-in domain from anna-stacy to old-anna-stacy. Save the change. 
  3. Next, logon to your new site and navigate to the same panel - Settings > Domains
  4. Change your built-in domain from butterfly-bullfrog-9npa to anna-stacy.

When you save the changes, your new site should work for both anna-stacy.squarespace.com and annastacy.com.

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22 minutes ago, paul2009 said:

You can move your built-in anna-stacy.squarespace.com domain to your new site, but first you'll need to remove it from the old site by changing the built-in Squarespace domain of the old site from anna-stacy to something else. To do this:

  1. Log on to the old site and navigate to Settings > Domains
  2. Change your built-in domain from anna-stacy to old-anna-stacy. Save the change. 
  3. Next, logon to your new site and navigate to the same panel - Settings > Domains
  4. Change your built-in domain from butterfly-bullfrog-9npa to anna-stacy.

When you save the changes, your new site should work for both anna-stacy.squarespace.com and annastacy.com.

Did this help? Please give feedback by clicking an icon below  ⬇️

Amazing! Thank you so much @paul2009

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1 hour ago, Cindy1570048209 said:

So this is how you avoid re-directs?

It may reduce the need for redirects but I wouldn't say you can avoid them all together.

If you are moving to v7.1 you may need to use more redirects because v7.1 has changed the structure of some of the URLs.

If you stay with v7.0 then I think you'll need fewer.

The basic rule of redirects is if a URL slug goes away and you want people to find new info, you HAVE to use a redirect.

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Hi Creedon, An additional question based on the top topic, but slightly different to the questions that's been answered. We're trying to use Google 'Change of Address' system to ensure an new 'SS" website with a new domain, is going to get the traffic from an old 'SS' website with an old domain. Google has a tool to do this, however, it's asking for a 301 redirect from the OLD site Homepage! I've tried a few things in URL mappings, and reached out to support, but they tell me you can redirect a LIVE homepage! Frustrated and going round in circles... Fingers crossed. Thanks in advance.  

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