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Taking a Shop offline with a redirect

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I will be closing one of our 2.3.4 websites shortly and concentrating our other 2.3.4 website.

I would like somehow to add a redirect from the closing store to the live store and display a message for a few seconds prior to the redirect happening.

I know that a 301 redirect would be the best way to add the redirect, but my understanding is that you cant add a message to a 301?

I also need to keep access available to my admin area for a while to continue to view orders for items still under warranty.

What would the best way to do this please?

Now running on a fully modded, Mobile Friendly 2.3.4 Store with the Excellent MTS installed - See my profile for the mods installed ..... So much thanks for all the help given along the way by forum members.

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  • 2 months later...

Why don't you redirect in your .htaccess file to a holding page on your new shop like this


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} "!/admin"
RewriteRule ^(.*)$  https://www.newshop.com/message.htm [R=301,L]

On the message page you could then give further instruction.

The above would also prevent the admin section to be redirected. 

It would not preserve page by page SEO link juice though.


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