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The #1 Redirect plugin for October CMS (Editors' choice)

This is the best Redirect-plugin for October CMS. With this plugin installed you can manage redirects directly from October CMS' beautiful interface. Many webmasters and SEO specialists use redirects to optimise their website for search engines. This plugin allows you to manage such redirects with a nice and user-friendly interface.

This plugin is fully compatible with OctoberCMS build 434+. This is a new optimised version for PHP 7.0. PHP5 is not supported as of version 4.

What does this plugin offer?

This plugin adds a 'Redirects' section to the main menu of October CMS. This plugin has a unique and fast matching algorithm to match your redirects before your website is being rendered.



Username: demo

Password: demo


  • Quick matching algorithm
  • A test utility for redirects
  • Matching using placeholders (dynamic paths)
  • Match placeholders using regular expressions
  • Exact path matching
  • Importing and exporting redirect rules
  • Schedule redirects (e.g. active for 2 months)
  • Redirect to external URLs
  • Redirect to internal CMS pages
  • Redirect log
  • Categorize redirects
  • Statistics
    • Hits per redirect
    • Popular redirects per month (top 10)
    • Popular crawlers per month (top 10)
    • Number of redirects per month
    • And more...
  • Multilingual (Need help translating! Contact me at [email protected])
  • Supports MySQL, SQLite and PostgreSQL
  • HTTP status codes 301, 302, 303, 404, 410
  • Caching

Supported database platforms

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite

Supported HTTP status codes

  • HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
  • HTTP/1.1 302 Found
  • HTTP/1.1 303 See Other
  • HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
  • HTTP/1.1 410 Gone

Supported HTTP request methods

  • GET
  • POST
  • HEAD


All redirects are stored in the database and will be automatically "published" to a file which the internal redirect mechanism uses to determine if a certain request needs to be redirected. This is way faster than querying a database.

This plugin is designed to be fast and should have no negative effect on the performance of your website.

To gain maximum performance with this plugin:

  • Use the latest version of PHP7 (really you should)
  • Enable redirect caching using a "in-memory" caching method (see Caching).
  • Maintain your redirects frequently to keep the number of redirects as low as possible.
  • Try to use placeholders to keep your number of redirect low (less redirects is better performance).


If your website has a lot of redirects it is recommended to enable redirect caching. You can enable redirect caching in the settings panel of this plugin.

Only cache drivers which support tagged cache are supported. So driver file and database are not supported. For this plugin database and file caching do not increase performance, but can actually have a negative influence on performance. So it is recommended to use an in-memory caching solution like memcached or redis.

How caching works

If caching is enabled (and supported) every request which is handled by this plugin will be cached. It will be stored with tag Adrenth.Redirect.

When you modify a redirect all redirect cache will be invalidated automatically. It is also possible to manually clear the cache using the 'Clear cache' button in the Backend.


This plugin makes advantage of the symfony/routing package. So if you need more info on how to make placeholder requirements for your redirection URLs, please go to: https://symfony.com/doc/current/components/routing/introduction.html#usage


Please feel free to contribute to this awesome plugin.

Questions? Need help?

If you have any question about how to use this plugin, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm happy to help you. You can also visit the support forum and drop your questions/issues there.

Kind regards,

Alwin Drenth -- Author of the Redirect plugin

If you love this quality plugin as much as I do, please rate my plugin, or consider a donation to support this plugin and my other quality October CMS plugins. Donate to PayPal or donate BitCoin to 1KowxskQEFLh7PUFeWxtPp1JMzH42bseaD.

Other plugins by Alwin Drenth


HtmlPurifier - Adds a standards compliant HTML filter to October CMS.


RssFetcher - Fetches RSS/Atom feeds from different sources to publish on your website or dashboard.


Adrenth.Redirect documentation

This plugin should be easy to understand if you are familiar with the basics of the web. If you have issues setting up some redirects, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Redirect types

This plugins ships with two types of redirects:

  • Exact; performs an exact match on the Source path.
  • Placeholders; matches placeholders like {id} or {category} (like the defined routes in Symfony or Laravel framework).

Redirect target types

This plugin allows you to redirect to the following types:

  • An internal path
  • An internal CMS Page
  • An internal Static Page (RainLab.Pages plugin)
  • An external URL

Scheme matching

This plugin allows you to match requests from a http:// scheme to a https:// scheme and vice versa.


Every placeholder can be attached to a requirement. A requirement consists of a placeholder, requirement and an optional replacement value.


Input path:

Source path: 

Target path:

Result path:
  • The requirement for {category} would be: [a-zA-Z] or could be more specific like (dog|cat|mouse).
  • The requirement for {id} would be: [0-9]+.

Replacement value

A requirement can also contain a replacement value. Provide this replacement value if you need to rewrite a certain placeholder to a static value.


The requirement for {category} is (dog|cat|mouse), with replacement value animals.

Input path:

Source path: 

Target path:


Result in TestLab:

Redirect Target

You can select a CMS Page as a Redirect target. Placeholders are supported. Let's assume there is a page 'Blog' with the following URL: /blog/:category/:subcategory.

It is possible to create a Redirect with placeholders that has this CMS Page as a target:

Redirect with:
Source: `/blog.php?cat={category}&subcat={subcategory}`
Placeholders: {category}, {subcategory}
Target: CMS Page `Blog`

Request path: /blog.php?cat=news&subcat=general
Result: /blog/news/general


Source path: /blogs.php{wildcard} Target path: /article/category/news

And now create a requirement for the {wildcard} placeholder.

Placeholder: {wildcard}

Requirement: (.*)

The above example should match /blogs.php?SubCat=1.

  • Found the plugin useful on 1 Mar, 2018

    This is an excellent plugin. Not only it is jam-packed with features, but the live demo site and video tutorial make it easy to evaluate the usefulness of the plugin even before installing it.

    The plugin is very easy to use and also doubles up as a brilliant showcase for how flexible October's backend forms are for plugin development; it's a great learning experience just looking through the source code.

    I have just made a bitcoin donation equal to €15 and encourage others to do the same as this is a very high quality plugin and the author should be encouraged to maintain it and build more!

    Thanks again!

  • Found the plugin useful on 12 Dec, 2017

    This is one of the best plugins I have every used with October. It is power packed with loads of features to handle various types of redirects.

    Superior quality plugin with excellent support from the author. A++

  • Found the plugin useful on 12 Jun, 2017

    Perfect when you come from TYPO3!

  • Found the plugin useful on 2 Jun, 2017

    The support for this plugin is top-notch! I had an issue with my PostgreSQL database and Alwin responded to me and fixed the issue in no time. Plugin works great and saves me a lot of headaches for handling all the redirects. This plugin is a must have.

  • Found the plugin useful on 15 Mar, 2017

    Thanks for the plugin. Its easy to use and works like a charm. I don't use the statistic page that much but the design looks modern and comfortable. Also the feature to export and import stuff is very cool.

    Worth it!

  • author

    Replied on 15 Mar, 2017

    Hi Alexander,

    As of version 3.3.0 you can disable statistics completely, but also TestLab (beta) and logging can be disabled. Head over to the Settings section in OctoberCMS.

  • Found the plugin useful on 14 Mar, 2017

    Great plugin, helped me a lot because I redesigned an old website, and now using the plugin to redirect hits to old links to new ones. Super useful.

  • Found the plugin useful on 25 Jan, 2017

    The Github repository seems to have been made private or deleted. This broke our composer builds. Can we expect it to come back or should we use a fork from now onward?

  • Found the plugin useful on 11 Jan, 2017


  • Found the plugin useful on 11 Jan, 2017

    Great userful plugin!

  • author

    Replied on 11 Jan, 2017


  • Found the plugin useful on 21 Nov, 2016

    Great plugin with many options and swift support!

  • Found the plugin useful on 6 Oct, 2016

    Good plugin, works great and good doc's! Big respect for this.

  • Found the plugin useful on 29 Aug, 2016

    Was using the nginx config to handle redirects before this plugin. Migrated servers over at one point and totally lost all of my redirects - drove me insane.

    Having it managed inside of the website now is much better. This plugin couldn't be more simple to use and it is also nice now knowing how many times the URL has been accessed. This is one of those few "must have" plugins for OctoberCMS - Keep up the awesome work!

  • Found the plugin useful on 25 Jul, 2016

    Great plugin and very fast support. I needed redirect handling relative to the october installation path (installation was in a subdirectory) and the author provided it within a day.

  • Found the plugin useful on 25 Jul, 2016

    Great plugin for projects where you want to use redirection.

    Отличный плагин для проектов, где требуется использовать редирект.

  • Found the plugin useful on 24 Jul, 2016

    This is an essential plugin if you need to manage lots of redirects easily. The features work great, are easy to use and the support is excellent - the plugin author responded to my issue almost instantly and issued a bugfix release on the same day. I highly recommended this plugin.

  • Found the plugin useful on 27 Apr, 2016

    A very complete and essential plugin for OctoberCMS. It contains all the features you'd except for a Redirect plugin.

  • Found the plugin useful on 7 Apr, 2016

    I like this plugin a lot. Keep up the good work!

  • Found the plugin useful on 28 Mar, 2016

    Awesome plugin. Works as advertised and looks great too.

  • Found the plugin useful on 25 Mar, 2016

    This is a must have plugin.

    Just remember, you must Publish the redirects in order for them to work, and you should only specify the /url not the http://www.webiste.com/url.

    OctoberCMS is getting better every day!

    Thank you Alwin!

  • author

    Replied on 25 Mar, 2016

    Hi Daniel. I've added some UI improvements to make things more understanding.

    Also added a test tool so you can test your redirect before publishing them. See the updated version 1.0.3.

    Please keep me updated about your experiences. Love to hear about it.


Add statistics sparkline graphs to redirects list view

Mar 11, 2018


Update plugin license

Feb 27, 2018


Fixes type error; mktime() expects parameter 4 to be integer, string given

Dec 12, 2017


Improve Dutch (nl) translation and update vis.js dependency

Nov 23, 2017


Fix issue to support older MySQL versions (thanks hauserj22885)

Nov 23, 2017


!!! New major version optimized for PHP7 and OctoberCMS build 428+

Nov 21, 2017


Add X-Redirect-By header to identify redirects handled by this plugin

Oct 28, 2017


Improve code and redirect handling logic

Jul 05, 2017


Fix issue with cache key (if caching is enabled)

Jul 02, 2017


Fix PosgreSQL compatibility issues and minor code improvements

Jun 02, 2017


Minor UI improvements and bugfixes

May 22, 2017


Add new plugin icon for main navigation

Apr 29, 2017


Performance improvements to statistics Dashboard

Apr 28, 2017


Minor improvements to settings screen and plugin documentation

Apr 22, 2017


Fix issues related to unvalidated imported redirects

Apr 13, 2017


Fix issue when creating redirect with unsupported cache driver

Apr 13, 2017


Add Bulk actions (delete / enable / disable all redirects)

Apr 11, 2017


Minor code and documentation changes

Apr 10, 2017


Add redirect caching (enable in Plugin settings section)

Apr 08, 2017


Add Top 10 Redirects widget for Dashboard

Apr 06, 2017


Update French (fr) translation (merci Pierre-André Vullioud)

Apr 04, 2017


Improve Import and Export of Redirects (also fixes several reported issues)

Apr 04, 2017


Add a quick Create Redirect widget for Dashboard

Apr 03, 2017


Small fixes and UI improvements

Apr 02, 2017


Fix CSV reader issues after updating to 3.5.0

Mar 27, 2017


Add Dutch (nl) translation (dank je Arnoud van Susteren)

Mar 27, 2017


Fix MySQL query issue on Statistics dashboard (sql_mode=ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY)

Mar 27, 2017


Add scheme matching HTTP <-> HTTPS (advanced)

Mar 23, 2017


UI Improvements and bugfixes

Mar 14, 2017


Add Redirect settings (see Settings > Misc > Redirect) and minor fixes

Mar 12, 2017


Improvements to Statistics dashboard

Mar 08, 2017


Fix redirect schedule issue

Mar 07, 2017


Resolves PHP 5.6 compatibility issues and other minor fixes

Mar 07, 2017


Add TestLab (beta); allows you to mass test your redirects

Mar 07, 2017


New major version; license change and as of now a paid plugin

Jan 27, 2017


Minor fixes and code optimization

Jan 20, 2017


Add missing query part of the URL when creating a Redirect from Request Log

Jan 19, 2017


Add Russian language and fix backend menu navigation issue (спасибо sheck87)

Jan 19, 2017


Add HTTP status code 303 (See Other) (requested by ayumihamsaki) and some small fixes.

Jan 17, 2017


Add HTTP status code 410 (Gone) (requested by jan-vince)

Jan 16, 2017


Fix SQLite compatibility issues (thanks jan-vince)

Jan 12, 2017


Add redirect statistics (WIP) (please submit your ideas!)

Jan 10, 2017


Minor fixes and code optimization

Jan 10, 2017


Add spanish language (gracias arzola)

Dec 07, 2016


Add redirect log

Dec 02, 2016


Automatic (system) redirect creation when Static Page or CMS Page URL changes

Nov 25, 2016


Language update (sv) and Postgres compatibility

Nov 23, 2016


Fixes some issues and add ability to reset redirect statistics

Nov 23, 2016


Add categories for categorizing redirects. And added swedish language (tack Hambern)

Nov 22, 2016


Fixes critical issue with writing redirects file (thanks jan-vince)

Nov 21, 2016


Reduce logging entries for "Route not found" on placeholder redirects

Oct 24, 2016


Database maintenance. Updated all timestamp columns to be nullable.

Oct 11, 2016


Fix uninstall issue

Jul 25, 2016


Fix path issues with redirects when OctoberCMS installed in a subdirectory

Jul 24, 2016


Fix issue with URL character encoding source path

Jul 22, 2016


Database fixes and fixed issue with publishing redirects

Jul 12, 2016


Add functionality that allows you to create redirects from Request Log items (feature-request by pvullioud)

Jul 08, 2016


Support for Static Pages (RainLab.Pages)

Jul 08, 2016


Added French language (thanks pvullioud) and small improvements/fixes

Jul 07, 2016


!!! New major version with lot of new features (Use only with OctoberCMS stable)

Jul 04, 2016


Add PhpUnit tests and minor improvements

May 23, 2016


Fixes a bug for scheduled redirects

Apr 27, 2016


Fixes a bug that occured while editing a redirect (thanks lorajc)

Apr 27, 2016


!!! Add support for redirection to a CMS Page (re-publishing redirects is required)

Apr 25, 2016


Add 404 status code (link spamming)

Apr 11, 2016


Fixes/improvements and support for Laravel 5.1

Apr 07, 2016


Improve language file and messages

Apr 05, 2016


Small fixes

Apr 03, 2016


Fixes issue with installing update 1.0.9

Apr 03, 2016


Improvements to code base

Apr 03, 2016


Improve UI for managing redirects

Mar 31, 2016


Some fixes and add scheduling support for redirects

Mar 31, 2016


Add support for importing and exporting redirects

Mar 27, 2016


Add more improvements and fixed some bugs

Mar 27, 2016


Add several UI improvements and added a redirect tester!

Mar 25, 2016


Add extra checks for published redirect file

Mar 25, 2016


First version of Redirect

Mar 24, 2016

Version 2.0.0

As of version 2.0.0 all redirects will be published automatically. Please test your redirect using the integrated Redirect tester before using on a production site. If you experience problems upgrading, please feel free to contact me. I'm happy to help you.

Reset to defaults? Make sure you have a database backup and execute this command from CLI: php artisan plugin:refresh Adrenth.Redirect

Version 3.0

As of version 3.0 this plugin is a paid plugin. If you have bound your project to OctoberCMS.com marketplace you can upgrade to version 3.0 (free). Otherwise you should freeze updates for this plugin or purchase a license. If you use Redirect plugin on multiple websites you should purchase an Extended License.