Need 301 Redirect, Now using Dash instead of Plus sign

Topics: Support Request
Oct 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Hi all.

I had to change the configuration of our blog so that we use dashes instead of plus signs for our URLs.

I think I can do 301s by using the newtelligence.DasBlog.UrlMapper section in the blog's web.config file, but I'm not sure how to do it.

I read that it must always be a regex??

Any help appreciated!!!







Oct 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM

dasBlog will direct to the correct post independent of the url used (-/+ or nothing). So you won't need to change anything, Google et al. should update their indexes automatically.

Oct 21, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Paul.

But when I click on a link to one of our articles I get a 404.11 error.

Try :)

I wonder if I am doing something wrong (e.g. do I need to change some value in the Configuration tab when logged in?)?

Oct 21, 2009 at 2:44 PM

That looks like an IIS setting you'll have to tweak... IIS seems to stop you before can reach the dasBlog logic.

Oct 21, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Thanks again Paul, I've contacted our web host, we'll see what happen!


Nov 27, 2009 at 5:03 PM

I have the same problem.


Crom84 -> what was your solution ?

Nov 27, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Hello. Our web host did fix the 404 problem.

Unfortunately I cannot help you out ... I went back to using plus signs in our article URLs.

From the posted replies apparently DasBlog will automatically do a 301 when you change from using a plus sign to a dash, but I never verified this!