Splash page with redirect possible?

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3/10/2011 11:25:33 PM
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Splash page with redirect possible?

Hello - I have a client that would like a splash page in front of their site.  (It's kind of passe, I know...)  It would simply be the default page of the site, and have an automatic/manual redirect to the main homepage.  How could I accomplish this with MojoPortal?  Many thanks for any pointers.

Erik

 

3/11/2011 1:28:07 PM
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Re: Splash page with redirect possible?

Typically the way this is done is to make a plain index.html page in the root of your site that hosts the Flash or whatever and then redirects to Defaullt.aspx after the movie runs.

in IIS or in hosting control panel you would have to make index.html a higher order default page than Default.aspx so that when people go to the root of your site they land there instead of at Default.aspx

Hope it helps,

Joe

3/11/2011 1:52:18 PM
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Re: Splash page with redirect possible?

Hi,

I've done this in the past by creating my Splash Page in mojoPortal and then moving it above the Home Page using the "Add/Edit Pages" page. A very big thing to watch out for in cases like this is links that point to the root of the site. All links that point to '/' or 'default.aspx' will need to be changed to point to '/home.aspx' or whatever the url of your first 'actual' page is.

It's an option but one that I don't like to use because splash pages are icky and extremely out-dated.

HTH,
Joe D.

3/14/2011 11:48:07 AM
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Re: Splash page with redirect possible?

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll need to go with Joe Davis' suggestion since I'm hosting multiple sites within this MP instance, and this splash page should only appear for one of them.  Now that I know how to use multiple templates among pages in the same site, I can do this pretty easily.  Thanks!

Erik

 

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