URL Routing in Umbraco, redirect website hostname in Umbraco (from https://example.com to https://www.example.com). Umbraco listens to both http://example.com and http://www.example.com. This is not good for your Google ranking and SEO, since this will be seen as duplicate content. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to redirect your website to it’s www variant. Here you’ll learn how to accomplish this.
URL Routing in Umbraco: how Umbraco uses rewrites
Umbraco uses it’s own MVC URLRewrite module. Therefore, you can’t use IIS URLRewrite (
web.config) to redirect the website to it’s www address.
To redirect your example.com domain to its www.example.com variant, you have to add a redirect to your Umbraco configuration file
Config/UrlRewrite.config. Simply add the following redirect:
<add name="domain_to_www" redirect="Domain" ignoreCase="true" rewriteUrlParameter="IncludeQueryStringForRewrite" virtualUrl="http://example.com/(.*)" redirectMode="Permanent" destinationUrl="http://www.example.com/$1" />
That’s it… Easy, huh? :-)