Configuring URL Mapping for Site Aliases


URL Mapping can be set for the DNN Environment to change the behaviour of Site Aliases that have been defined. This article details the different settings for URL Site Alias Mapping.



A host/superuser account. Hosts have full permissions to all sites in the DNN instance.



  1. Go to Persona Bar > Settings > Site Settings.



  2. Go to the Site Behavior tab, and then to the Site Aliases subtab. Site Behavior > Site Aliases


  3. Select the type of Site Alias Mapping Mode.
    Site Settings > Site Behavior > Site Aliases — Site Alias Mapping Mode


    Option Description
    Canonical Recommended for SEO. Most useful when a page's content is dynamic or if the page contains a list that is split into multiple pages.
    Redirect Calls to non-primary site aliases are redirected to the primary site alias. The user sees the primary site alias in the browser's address field.
    None Site aliases are not mapped to any other site alias. Warning: This option can negatively affect your SEO score.


  4. (Optional) If available, enable Auto Add Site Alias.


    This option is available if you have only one site in the DNN installation. If enabled, DNN automatically extracts the site alias from the original page request and adds it to the list of aliases.

    Site Settings > Site Behavior > Site Aliases — Auto Add Site Alias





Please sign in to leave a comment.