Detour Pro


Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

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Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


Are you tired of managing your redirects with a clunky .htaccess file? Do you want to have Control Panel access to set up and manage redirects? Detour Pro (upgrade from the Detour extension) is here with new exciting features including 301 and 302 redirects, wildcards, start dates, expiration dates and more.

Are you tired of managing your redirects with a clunky .htaccess file?

Do you want to have Control Panel access to set up and manage redirects? Detour Pro (upgrade from the Detour extension) is here with new exciting features including 301 and 302 redirects, wildcards, start dates, expiration dates and more.

Detour Pro handles simple redirects like this/old/page to this/new/page

Start and End Dates
Set a date to start and/or end a redirect.  This is very useful if you’d like to redirect to another page for a promo or just want to delay the start of a redirect or “expire” a redirect to use later.

You can now include a wildcards to redirect traffic like old/page/% to new/page, which will grab urls like old/page/other/stuff/here.html and redirect it to new/page

Wildcards with segment replacement
If you have changed the name of a full directory, you can redirect traffic from blog/... to newblog/...

View Full Documentation at link below:

Detour Pro Links

Hooks Used

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This entry was created February 21, 2012, 10:49 am.
This entry was last updated February 15, 2022, 4:20 pm.

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17 Reviews:

jtrascap 09.05.16

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A lifesaver!

kubik101 11.09.15

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So quick and easy, thoroughly recommend..!

marijan 10.29.15

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Works as charm , no problems at all.

charlesriver9 10.07.15

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Works great and the support for the product is outstanding. Quick response time!

SEA_Semester 03.19.14

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This add-on was easy to install and worked perfectly on the first try. I have not experienced any control panel slowness, have added 37 re-directs. It automatically took care of removing the re-direct parameters from the URL string - I was able to remove all re-directs from .htacess file.

ottercreate 03.18.14

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Excellent add-on. Installation was a breeze, and when I needed a little help making the detours work Mike was super responsive and solved my issue easily. For others’ reference: make sure you have removed the “index.php” from your Expression Engine URLs to ensure success with your redirects.

THEMOST 07.12.13

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your should install Freebie and modify code ext.detour_pro.php
disable header redirect and insert
Line 88
$this->EE->uri->uri_string = $detour[‘new_url’]

you are will be control any URL for best SEO
^_^”  awesome.

tcherokee 05.10.13

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Great little plugin that does what it is supposed to do with little fuss, when I ran into a little issue with some of the redirects, Mike’s support was exemplary. He helped me get everything working perfectly. Fully recommend.

Lisa Ellington 01.29.13

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Not only does this add-on work perfectly, Mike is amazing! After having a few questions, Mike went above and beyond to make sure detour worked perfectly for my client by responding quickly and following up. Mike and detour are both awesome!

Gregory Maher 01.16.13

Gregory Maher
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I was staring down a battle with .htaccess that could have lasted days. Instead, I spent $22 and 15 minutes. And now the client can also manage redirects. A real win-win. Super!

Paul Frost 12.26.12

Paul Frost
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This makes it so easy for content editors to create short urls for use in advertising and documents but keeping the branding/identity of the site in the link.

Allan W. 12.20.12

Allan W.
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Just bought it for our primary site, it works great and is easy for our content producers to manage. The expiration date makes forgetting about a redirect a thing of the past. My server admin appreciates not mucking with .htaccess rules. Total win!

Goram+Vincent 11.20.12

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Absolutely brilliant addon. Needed to sort out a bunch of redirects in a hurry and this was just the ticket. Nice clean, intuitive, fast UI, and a steal at this price!

cpsadministrator 08.29.12

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A must have for anyone converting to Expression Engine or doing an overhaul of your website architecture. This add-on is extermely user-friendly. We couldn’t have migrated and launched our site into EE without it.

RealJustinLong 08.15.12

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Enabled Detour Pro for one of my clients sites & I love it. Before I would get 25-30 reports a week of links being shared on social media sites leading to a 404 page & I would manually add the 301 rules. Now when the client see the problem URLs they add them to Detour Pro & its good to go.

travisb 04.11.12

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Just used Detour Pro on a site transfer: easy to use and 1000+ redirects are working great.

JCDerrick 02.22.12

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Detour PRO is an excellent add on that makes setting up 301 and 302 redirects easier than ever. No poking around with the htaccess file and cluttering it up, just set up your redirects using Detour PRO and you’re set. Plus Mike is quick to respond with support inquiries. Also, love the edit feature!