Test cases/checklists to check against while testing Global Redirect Module on a Drupal site
BY tany.antony
6 years ago
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Global Redirect is a functional module which ensures the correct redirection of users to the alias of a given drupal path, thus avoiding duplicated content from multiple URLs. This is very important for SEO because otherwise search engines will see the same content at the Drupal path as well as at its alias causing it to believe that the site is duplicating content at two different URLs

Usually Drupal shows the same content for same urls ending with or without a slash "/". For instance,


To Drupal these two are the same page but to a search engine these are two different URLs with the exact same content. Since "duplicate content" is a major SEO issue, Global redirect module is a must from an SEO point of view. Global Redirect addresses this issue by redirecting all the different versions of a URL or a Drupal path to the one URL that is needed.

Here are the test cases/checklists against Global redirect module.

1. As the 1st case, ensure that the global redirect module has been enabled. For this, Login as admin and check if the Global Redirect module is marked/checked under the modules list, as shown in the below image.
Global redirect screenshot

2. Secondly, ensure that Global Redirect module is working as expected. Follow the below given cases for the same:

  1. Ensure that the URL alias given for a node changes automatically and reflects on the URL of that particular node. For testing this, consider a site with domain name example.com. Now follow the below steps:
    • Login to http://example.com as an authenticated user who has the privilege for creating a node/content type.
    • Provide all mandatory details
    • In the "URL path settings" options, provide a path for the node. For example, say "Testing-Global-Redirect-Module" is given for "node 123" (as shown in the below image)

    Testing Global Redirect Module

  2. Ensure that the trailing slashes given in URLs gets removed on firing the url in the address bar.
    For example, say http://example.com/Testing-Global-Redirect-Module is followed by a slash, i.e. http://example.com/Testing-Global-Redirect-Module/ . On submitting this, http://example.com/Testing-Global-Redirect-Module/ should be automatically redirected to http://example.com/Testing-Global-Redirect-Module

Happy testing!

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on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Open Source Web Development Drupal Blogging Free Software Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where www.example.com and example.com leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but example.com will redirect you to www.example.com with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Web Development Drupal SEO Drupal Planet Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 Hello. I'm trying to make example.com show as www.example.com, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/$1 [L,R=301] When I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com, I get http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com (as expected). However, when I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1 (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to xxxxxxxxxx.com/var/www/drupal/node/1. Same thing with www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1. Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 07th January 2008 / by webmaster
We have volunteered to take up the maintenance of a very useful Drupal module - Search404. As of today we are the official maintainers of this very useful Drupal module. We know that this is going to be a challenge for us, being a young company and with a young team. But we do feel that it is our responsibility to give back to the Drupal community at least some part of what it has given us. Open Source Web Development Drupal Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * ian douglas (not verified) access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 I notice your updates on the Drupal modules page has some patch files, but they are patches for an older version of the 5.x branch of search404. Do you have any expectation on when a version for Drupal 6 will be ready? webmaster access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 In reply to when will search404 for drupal 6 be ready? by ian douglas (not verified) Hi Ian, We are currently working on moving Search404 to Drupal 6. The port has already been done and we should have a release up on drupal.org by tomorrow or worst case by monday. Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Dejan (not verified) access_time 25 Jan 2020 - 12:17 In reply to when will search404 for drupal 6 be ready? by ian douglas (not verified) I think that's been up for a while... did you check the download page? Add new comment
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