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Can EPiServer use the short URL for a page in all situations?


Is it possible to get CMS 6 to use the short URL for a page everywhere that page is linked?  My client has some legacy SEO they're bringing over, and they want Drupal-esque funtionality -- they want to set the short URL for a page and for that become the "URL of record" which is used in all navigation to that page.

Possible?  I know I could roll my own nav controls, but I was wondering if I could override something in the URL rewriter instead to make this behavior more core.

May 07, 2012 18:16

So, I think I may have done this.  It seems to work anyway.  I'd be interested in comments -- did I do this right?

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using EPiServer.Configuration;
using EPiServer.Globalization;
using EPiServer.Core;

namespace EPiServer
    public class ShortUrlRewriteProvider : EPiServer.Web.FriendlyUrlRewriteProvider
        protected override bool ConvertToExternalInternal(UrlBuilder url, object internalObject, System.Text.Encoding toEncoding)
            var pageRef = internalObject as PageReference;

            if (pageRef == null || pageRef == PageReference.EmptyReference)
                return base.ConvertToInternalInternal(url, ref internalObject);

            // Get the page
            var pageData = DataFactory.Instance.GetPage(pageRef);

            // Does this page have a simple address?
            if (pageData.Property["PageExternalURL"] != null && pageData.Property["PageExternalURL"].Value != null)
                // "Reset" the path to be nothing but the raw site URL (so, essentially just the protocol and the domain)
                url.Uri = Settings.Instance.SiteUrl;

                // Now set the path to be just the simple URL
                url.Path = String.Concat("/", pageData.Property["PageExternalURL"].Value.ToString());
                return true;
            // No simple address, just handle normally
            return base.ConvertToExternalInternal(url, internalObject, toEncoding);



May 07, 2012 20:32
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