This post is a reference to show you how to set up rewrite rules in your web.config file.

I build a lot of sites in Umbraco which is built in ASP.NET MVC and recently they changed from using the urlrewriting.config file for url rewriting to using the url rewrite rules which sit inside system.webServer in the web.config file. If you are looking for the old way of doing this in umbraco, have a look at this post.

Here are some examples for you:

www to non www

<sytem.webServer>
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="WWW to Non WWW" stopProcessing="true">
<match url="(.*)" ignoreCase="true" />
<conditions>
<add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^www\.codeshare\.co\.uk" />
</conditions>
<action type="Redirect" url="https://codeshare.co.uk/{R:1}" redirectType="Permanent" />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>
<system.webServer>

non www to www

<sytem.webServer>
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="Non WWW to WWW" stopProcessing="true">
<match url="(.*)" ignoreCase="true" />
<conditions>
<add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^codeshare\.co\.uk" />
</conditions>
<action type="Redirect" url="https://www.codeshare.co.uk/{R:1}" redirectType="Permanent" />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>
<system.webServer>

http to https

<sytem.webServer>
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="HTTP to HTTPS redirect" stopProcessing="true" >
<match url="(.*)" />
<conditions>
<add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" ignoreCase="true" />
</conditions>
<action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}" redirectType="Permanent" />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>
<system.webServer>

Single url redirect

<sytem.webServer>
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="single url redirect" stopProcessing="true" >
<match url=".*" />
<conditions>
<add input="{URL}" pattern="/videos/bootstrap-static-site-to-umbraco-cms-part-1/" />
</conditions>
<action type="Redirect" redirectType="Permanent" url="https://codeshare.co.uk/videos/how-to-build-a-site-with-umbraco-part-1-getting-started/" />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>
<system.webServer>

Anything that starts with vacancies

<sytem.webServer>
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="vacancies">
<match url=".*" />
<conditions>
<add input="{URL}" pattern="/vacancies(.*)" />
</conditions>
<action type="Redirect" redirectType="Permanent" url="https://codeshare.co.uk/careers/"/>
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>
<system.webServer>

Hopefully you can work with these examples and tweak them for your needs.

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Paul Seal

Umbraco MVP and .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

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