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Re-directing a Blog post to another URL on the website (via grid view)

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Hi everyone!

I'm trying to re-direct a blog post (from the preview page) to another url on the website, so people won't go into the blog post.

Our goal is to add our email series as a category in the blog section so it's searchable via this page: https://thecenterforimplementation.com/toolbox, but instead of opening the blog post it would redirect people to the landing page of that specific email series (which is not a blog post), for example: https://thecenterforimplementation.com/iss-pathway-email-series.

I've tried to use URL mapping, but it only works if a page is disabled. However, if I disable the blog page it won't show up for search in the filter here: https://thecenterforimplementation.com/toolbox

Does anyone have a solution for this? 

Thank you so much!

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You can accomplish this by using a page of summary blocks as your front-facing blog page. You can duplicate the look of the blog page you have now. Once you build the summary block page, you move your blog page to the unlinked section of your site and switch the URL slugs so that your summary block page has the present blog page URL. Then any post that you want to go to your email you enable the option to link the post title to a URL which would be the URL on the site you wish the post to go to. Using summary blocks makes the title and the featured image both go to that URL and bypass the blog page completely. You can see an example here on my sandbox/lab site: https://reindeer-chihuahua-388s.squarespace.com/ password is takealook Choose " link post to url on the nav bar." The first post goes to my website the others work as normal.  Remember all your posts would appear on the summary block page but only the ones that have the category email or what you choose would go to the other page. Also, you can add a drop-down menu with categories which would speed finding them up a bit.  You can see that here on my page, all summary blocks. my random views just choose blog. 

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I don't know about your current search bar plug-in. It may not be necessary for that plug-in after you move to use summary blocks. If you tell me what plug-ins you are using I can find out. 

There is one thing you should know, blog posts are limited to 20 items per page, and summary blocks are limited to 30 items per block but you can chain blocks on one page and filter those blocks by a category or tag so block one would contain the first 30 posts second block the next 30 and so on. I have more than 80 posts on one page using this method, plus all my summary blocks are in a second blog taking content from the first. There are many tricks available using summary blocks like special designs for the items, button colors all kinds of things. 

I think if you use a second blog page to host your summary blocks your search plugin will work with it. That can be determined. You should also take a look at this summary block plug in, it could work well for you: https://www.squarewebsites.org/squarespace-plugins/lazy-summaries it has a load more feature. 

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