User GuideContent


Sana Commerce 8.3
Your provider


The 'Redirects' option in the Sana Commerce backoffice is used to create the alias-based short URLs (for example: This option allows you to use alias-based short URLs in promotions for the webshop.

An alias is easier to remember than a full path. It can contain strong words which will improve the ranking in search engines.

Go to 'Content -> Redirects' in the backoffice to create the redirects:

Create a Redirect

To create a redirect do the following:

Step 1: Identify an appropriate alias. Use the most common word or a phrase for a page to which a redirect will be created.

The 'Alias' field should NOT contain any of these special characters:

                             +  \  /  . *  '  "  : ;  |  %  #  ?  &  ^ <  >  ~  `  {}

Step 2: Set an external URL or internal link:

  • 'External URL' - to create a redirect to the external website. A redirect to the language-specific page within a webshop can be created also. A link of the external website or language-specific page must be copied to the 'External URL' field;
  • 'Internal link' - to create a redirect to the page within a webshop. These pages are language-independent. Select a page to which a redirect should be created.
When you are redirected to the language-independent page, it will be opened in the language which has been used during the last webshop visit.

If you are redirected to the page and have not entered the webshop before, it will be opened using the default language of the webshop.

Step 3: Select a status code to specify how a Web browser issues a new request at a different location. You can either select the 'Permanent' checkbox to send the 'Permanent (301)' status code to the client or do not select and use the default option which sends the 'Found (302)' status code.

Status code Description
Found (302) Used to tell the Web client to issue a new request to the location. This is the default option.
Permanent (301) Used to tell the Web client that the location for the requested resource has permanently changed.
User GuideContent