The redirects module provides the models and user interface for managing arbitrary redirection between urls and Pages or other urls.


The redirects module is not enabled by default. To install it, add wagtail.contrib.redirects to INSTALLED_APPS and wagtail.contrib.redirects.middleware.RedirectMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE in your project’s Django settings file.

    # ...


    # ...
    # all other django middlware first


This app contains migrations so make sure you run the migrate django-admin command after installing.


Once installed, a new menu item called “Redirects” should appear in the “Settings” menu. This is where you can add arbitrary redirects to your site.

Page model recipe of to have redirects created automatically when changing a page’s slug, see Have redirects created automatically when changing page slug.

For an editor’s guide to the interface, see Managing Redirects.

Management commands


$ ./ import_redirects

This command imports and creates redirects from a file supplied by the user.


  • src This is the path to the file you wish to import redirects from.
  • site This is the site for the site you wish to save redirects to.
  • permanent If the redirects imported should be permanent (True) or not (False). It’s True by default.
  • from The column index you want to use as redirect from value.
  • to The column index you want to use as redirect to value.
  • dry_run Lets you run a import without doing any changes.
  • ask Lets you inspect and approve each redirect before it is created.

The Redirect class

class wagtail.contrib.redirects.models.Redirect(id, old_path, site, is_permanent, redirect_page, redirect_link)
static add_redirect(old_path, redirect_to=None, is_permanent=True)

Create and save a Redirect instance with a single method.

  • old_path – the path you wish to redirect
  • redirect_to – a Page (instance) or path (string) where the redirect should point
  • is_permanent – whether the redirect should be indicated as permanent (i.e. 301 redirect)

Redirect instance