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How to Redirect a Long URL to a Shorter URL

To redirect a long URL to a shorter URL follow these steps:

1.  In the top menu, under Components, click Redirect.

2. Then choose New.

3. In "Source URL", enter the URL you would like to use. It must be something that is not in use, and beginning with http://yoursitename.rutgers.edu/ (e.g. http://sasit.rutgers.edu/shorturl ).

Redirect Manager screenshot: Type in shorter URL in the first text box then the name of the destination in the second text box.

4. In "Destination URL" enter the actual, original (long) URL. (e.g. http://sasit.rutgers.edu/documentation-help/web-design-and-maintenance/67-joomla-2-5/157-changing-your-password-joomla-25)

5. Click Save.

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