Enable server-side redirection (Netlify only)
Hugo supports client-side redirection using aliases . In this approach, the browser receives an instruction to redirect to a new URL when visiting the initial page. We can instruct the server to redirect the URL instead, thus safing an additional roundtrip.
Hinode has defined a template in
to automatically generate server-side redirection rules for Netlify. When you add the status code
200 to such a rule, the
redirection becomes a rewrite
. In a rewrite, the URL in the visitor’s address bar remains the same, while the content is fetched from a different location behind the scenes. We will use this mechanism to fetch the content from the branch site.
The below settings creates a file
public/_redirects when building the site. It is suggested to add these settings to your production configuration in
config/production/hugo.toml. The setting
disableAliases disables all client-side redirection rules. Instead, the
REDIR output generates all redirection rules for the server, including rewrites.
disableAliases = true [outputFormats.REDIR] mediaType = "text/netlify" baseName = "_redirects" isPlainText = true notAlternative = true [mediaTypes."text/netlify"] delimiter = "" [outputs] home = ["HTML", "RSS", "REDIR"]