Site Management, URL Redirection

This plugin loads at Joomla! startup and checks if the domain used in the URL matches the one specified in the parameters. If it does not, the plugin gracefully redirects the visitor to the exact same URL, replacing the domain with the preferred one.

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Useful if you can't (or won't) modify your .htaccess files for Apache redirection. Or if you can't write Rewrite Rules, just like me…

Very little documentation is provided, as there really is only one parameter to set. Support by mail only to the author.
Version 1.0.1 with updated language files (more clear instructions).

Had a small Issue

Posted on 23 June 2016

Worked great I just made an error in including http

Ease of use

Simple to use and very straightforward


Great support from developer contacted me back with a solution within a few hours

I used this to: Redirecting existing Joomla to Squarespace


I put the redirect website as https://example.com and it has a bug where it redirects to https//example.com (missing colon)

Ease of use

This meant my whole website was inaccessible. Had to ftp in and delete /components/system/domainredirect/domainredirect.php


It can't redirect a website if your joomla is installed to a subfolder of your domain



I used this to: Uninstalled. The most buggiest plugin I've ever installed. Fkn scary and i'm a web developer.
Owner's reply: Hello,
I'm sorry to hear domainredirect did not work for you.
I would like to respond to your quite harsh critic, though…

- functionality and ease of use : unfortunately, you entered the http:// part of the URL in the parameters, which is not allowed. I should advertise this more openly, but the example input reads "FQDN", which does NOT include the protocol part (as you probably know because you are a web developer). I'm uploading a clarified language file right now with more precise instructions, as well as an english translation.

- you blame support but did not even try to contact me. I'm really sorry but you are welcome to say my support is crappy if you contact me and I don't reply or can't help. You didn't contact me, hence you can't know if support is good or bad.

- the issue you mention in the "support" part of your review is actually a functionality issue : domainredirect substitues a domain with another domain. It does just that and does not pretend to do something else. By the way, if your Joomla! site is in a subfolder of domain, a hit on the root folder will NOT trigger Joomla! and thus the plugin would not have any chance to kick in, so the mechanism you are asking for can not , in any way, be in the scope of a Joomla! plugin. You should give .htaccess directives a try. It should be easy as you are a web developer.

- giving a 1 for documentation means documentation is bad. There is no documentation (none is needed as this plugin is simple as hell) and I'm not pretending there is any. You should not give a notation to something that is non-existant.

- FTP-deleting is a last resort measure. Would you have contacted me, I would have gladly told you how to unpublish the plugin by accessing the DB (through phpmyadmin, for example). In any case, the plugin never kills admin access unless you activate redirect for admin (which is NOT the default setting and is STRONGLY advised against in the tooltip instructions). You should not have unchecked that box unless being sure everything worked correctly. I'm sorry you did and I don't blame you, it's tempting, but once again, I had no chance to explain because you did NOT contact me!

Finally "most buggiest" is a strange expression (though I'm not a native english speaker, so I might be wrong) but I think I get your point. You are dissatisfied. And scared, though I can't understand what you are afraid of. I do welcome any constructive comment on my coding design (or lack thereof) and suggestions. I will disregard insults and uninformed comments, though ("Fkn scary" is kind of broken, but kind of insulting too).

Does what it says

Posted on 15 January 2016

This plugin does exactly as described.

Ease of use

Could not have been easier to setup. Only 1 parameter to configure.


Support wasn't needed.


Documentation wasn't needed.

I used this to: Redirecting one domain to another on an externally hosted server that does now work well htaccess redirects from one domain to another and from non-www to www.

easy and helpfull

Posted on 01 March 2015

redirection from a leagcy sitre to new one in 2 clics

Redirection d'un ancien domaine vers un nouveau en 2 clics, efficace et facile

Ease of use

très simple



Product does what it says - redirecting the request to a preferred domain

Ease of use



not needed in my setup


so simple - self explaining

I used this to: re-directing to a hosted ssl secured server (.htaccess did not work in this scenario). With this plugin, problem easily solved! Having a more secured server now :-)

Simple & easy

Posted on 19 August 2014

Really simple and easy to use.

Does what is says and excellent!

I wanted to get rid of using rewrite rules and hardcoded redirections inside template.

Previously used plugin was only capable of redirecting traffic between www/non www addresses, and stumbled upon a problem of having two domains pointing to same content.

This plugin not only redirects all incoming visitors to root domain, taking care about duplicated content. It also handles redirection from/to www subdomain. And most important, works with J!3x.

Big thanks for this simple but powerful plugin.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the nice review! And thanks for testing woth J!3, I have had no time for this so it's really cool :-)

Great plugin

Posted on 06 June 2014

Does what is says: the plugin redirects the visitor to the exact same URL, replacing the domain with the preferred one. Very handy when they use an url from google search results. With the plugin they are redirected to exactly the same page on the new website but with the new url.

With a 301 redirect they all end up on your new homepage and have to find again the page they were looking for.

And not to forget: you can exclude the olddomain.com/administrator, so you always have access to the old site and the plugin!

Many thanks for making this.

Domain redirect

Xavier Spirlet
Last updated:
Sep 26 2016
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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