Ghost includes support for implementing URL redirects through the use of a custom redirects.yaml file.

Redirects can be useful for:

  • Changing your site URL structure – If you're reorganizing your site's content, or updating your permalink structure, you may need to set up redirects to ensure that any links pointing to old URLs are automatically redirected to the correct new URL. This can help preserve your site's SEO, and ensure that readers are able to find the content they're looking for.
  • Updating or removing content – If you have content on your site that is outdated or no longer relevant, you may want to remove it or replace it with new content. In this case, you can set up a redirect to automatically send readers to a new page or post that is related to the old content.
  • Fixing broken links – If you have links on your site that are broken, or no longer work, you can set up a redirect to automatically send readers to a working page or post that is related to the broken link.

Ghost supports 301 and 302 redirects. 301 redirects are for permanent redirects, and 302 redirects are for temporary redirects.

To implement redirects, go to the Settings → Advanced → Labs area of Ghost Admin. Open the Labs area using the Open/Close toggle, and select the Beta features tab.

The beta tab, in Ghost's labs settings area

Download your existing redirects.yaml file.

The redirects options in Ghost's labs settings

Once downloaded, open the file in a code editor to add custom redirect rules to the file in YAML format.

For example:

  /permanent-redirect-from: /permanent-redirect-to
  /permanent-redirect-from-2: /permanent-redirect-to-2

  /temporary-redirect-from: /temporary-redirect-to

Upload your edited file in the labs area.

The upload redirects file button in Ghost's labs settings

For additional information on setting up redirects in Ghost, check out our Implementing Redirects tutorial.