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URLs

How to auto-generate a permalink
  1. Search for and open the item on the content edit page..

  2. In the URLs widget, set Generate Permalink. (If you do not see the Generate Permalink checkbox, you need to manually create a permalink; for details, see How to add custom URLs to content.)

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  3. Review the permalink automatically generated from the headline field. You can change the permalink by changing the text in the slug field (if available).

  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

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How to delete URLs for assets
  1. Search for and open the item on the content edit page.

  2. In the URLs widget, click |mi-remove| corresponding to the URL that you want to delete.

  3. Complete your site's workflow and publish the item.

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How to redirect an asset request to a target permalink

You can add redirect URLs in the content edit page of the target asset, that is, the asset that you want to use in place of an obsolete asset. For example, if Article A is obsolete and you want links to Article A to be redirected to Article B, then you set the redirect in the content edit page for Article B.

  1. Obtain the URL of the obsolete asset.

  2. In the URLs widget, click |mi-add_circle_outline|.

  3. From the drop-down list, select Redirect (Permanent) or Redirect (Temporary).

  4. In a multi-site environment, from the drop-down list, select the site to which you want the redirect URL to apply. Selecting Global applies the redirect URL to all of your sites.

  5. In the text box, type the redirect URL in the field. The redirect URL specifies one of the following:

    • The permalink of an asset you deleted.

    • A permalink you deleted from an asset.

    URLs start with a slash (/) and have no ending slash.

    For example, if an obsoleted article had a permalink of /toppings, you would specify /toppings as the redirect URL. As shown in the following screen shot, the /toppings link would be redirected to the asset with the permalink of /ice-cream-toppings.

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  6. Repeat steps 2–5 to set additional redirects to this asset.

  7. In the Editorial toolbar, save or publish the asset.

If you get a message about fixing field errors, you probably specified a permalink that has not been removed from the obsolete asset.

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How to configure a site's URLs

The following table describes when you need to configure base URLs for your sites as well as associated default values.

Type of base URL

When to set

Default if not set

Site URL

As needed; as a best practice, assign a different Site URL to each of your sites.

  • For the Global site, same domain as where you installed Brightspot.

  • For other sites, same as Global site.

Preview URL

You are using Brightspot in a headless environment. Available for the Global site only.

  • For the Global site, N/A.

  • For other sites, same as Global site.

Tool URL

If both of the following conditions are true:

  • Your Brightspot developer did not configure a tool URL as described in Tool URL.

  • Brightspot is sending notifications with links (such as text messages or emails).

Otherwise, configuring a Tool URL is optional.

Same as the site URL.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. Use the following table to configure a URL.

    To configure…

    Do the following…

    Default preview URL for all sites

    Select Global > Main, and make an entry in Default Preview URL.

    Default tool URL for all sites

    Select Global > Main, and make an entry in Default Tool URL.

    Preview URL for a site

    Select (Site name) > Main, and make an entry in Preview URL.

    Site's URLs

    Select (Site name) > Main, and make an entry in URLs.

  3. Click Save.