I am merging 3 stores into 1 and want to redirect all my traffic from these 3 stores to a brand new store with a new url.
I tried this :
Example of setting up URL redirects during migration
Daniel is migrating his online apparel store to Shopify. His best-selling product is a plaid, button-up shirt. A link to the shirt was shared on a popular blog recently and is generating a lot of traffic, but the link is to his old store. To make sure he doesn't lose potential customers, Daniel sets up a URL redirect for this product page by following these steps:
But it did not work.
I thought it was because I had the sites sitting on different hosts.
Now I have their DNS configured to point to the Shopify IP but I am not sure now how to get them to point directly at my new website. Any links to doc on how-tos would be greatly appreciated as I could not find much of anything.
Yes It wont work because the old site is sitting on a different host. There are ways to achieve this, the most feasible as I can see is:
1. keeping your old site live, and add configurations to redirect all of its traffic and urls over to your shopify, for example:
you can do this quite easily with a little tech skill to edit .htaccess
2. next, redirect http://www.example.shopify.com/plaid-button-up to the exact url on shopify you want
this can be done inside Shopify > Add new URL redirect like you had tried.
This way is fine with 3 urls but if you are to redirect large number of urls, You should chat with an expert like these guys for professional help. Avoiding all the confusion!
Hope this helps!
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