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Hi everyone, 

I built a Squarespace site for client who was previously using WordPress. 

They publish a lot of PDF reports and want the URLs for the old PDFs to be redirected to the new PDF URLs on Squarespace. Is this possible? I'm looking at the URL mapping now and I can't work it out. 

Thanks so much for your help 🙂

Edited by BritishDan
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This appears to be an old problem. My research is that unfortunately with typical redirect managers such as the one in Squarespace you can't do a 301 redirect with pdfs. You can however change the link on the old site to any pdf to the matching pdf on the new site. This means leaving the old one up which may not be what you want to do. This forum thread may help you:


This is a second possible solution but a bit complicated:


If you read the comments you will find that renaming the links on the old location to the matching file's location on the second site is the most common way of doing it, it is not really a redirect of course. I personally would redirect all the pdfs on the old site to a page on the new site with an explanation of why they got there. This should allow you to take down the old site or work for you if the site is already down. 

Edited by derricksrandomviews
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