Friday, November 5, 2010

Page Redirect using CEWP JavaScript in SharePoint

There are some situations, where we need to place re-directs in SharePoint pages. OK.. How to do that?

Simple! We can redirect using content editor web part in SharePoint. Just add a content editor web part, and place the below JavaScript code:

<script type="text/javascript">

// <![CDATA[
alert("This application has been moved to replaced with an another version, please update all existing bookmarks.  You will be redirected momentarily.");
// ]]>
</script>

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://MyNewURL/default.aspx">
This will redirect to another page. You can use SharePoint's native method also:

SharePoint redirect page in 5 seconds
 <script type="text/javascript">

  function redirect() {
    //sharepoint 2010 redirect page 5 seconds
    setTimeout("location.href='https://www.NewSite.com'", 5000);  
  }

  _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.push("redirect");

 </script>

OK. How do I edit this page again? Because It doesn't me to allow editing, it redirects me on the fly... Well you have to  go to the web part maintenance page( Just append ?contents=1 at the end of the URL in browser!) and remove this web part, edit again add the web part with changes!

Generally, for performance reasons, its a good idea to place redirects at ISA/Publishing server level. or at least in IIS Level.

SharePoint redirect before page load
The main disadvantage over the above methods is delay! We've to wait until the web part loads. What we can do to mitigate the delay is: Take-off all content from default.aspx and place the below code in it (via SPD):
<%@ Page language="C#" Inherits="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartPage,Microsoft.SharePoint,Version=12.0.0.0,Culture=neutral,PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %> 

<script type="text/javascript">

window.location.href = "http://www.sharepoint.crescent.com/sites/salesv2/default.aspx";

</script> 
If you want a entire site to be redirected, consider: Redirect to another site collection in SharePoint



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3 comments :

  1. Hi,
    I want to do a autoredirect in default.aspx in sharpeoint 2010 to on of my applicationpage placed in layout folder.
    I tried your 2nd code.but it didnt worked.
    pleae help.
    thankyou

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there,
      You can use SPUtility.Redirect or HttpResponse.Redirect methods.
      Regards,
      Sal

      Delete
  2. Hi,

    i have 2 edit forms in a list and need to switch the forms depending upon login.

    for approvers group it should display one edit form and for remaining people another edit from.

    Please help.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete

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