Collection base URL Panel
The Collection base URL panel lets you configure what the root URL of your collection will look like.
This requires Collection Admin permission.
You can select the protocol to be used by the collection.
This is a short name used to uniquely identify this collection. It can be used in the URL schemes below. It is also used as default for the media directory location.
In most situations, you will end up wanting your root URL to be very short and look something like
http://example.com/urlname with no unnecessary characters added.
You can typically achieve this by selecting either "Extra path on baseurl", "Subdomain of basehost" or "Absolute url" here.
The reason there are many options available here instead of just, say "Absolute URL", is for portability of your site. By using the other options, you will be using URLs relative to your Base URL ($baseurl) which will make it very easy to move your site to another domain, including to a development machine for local testing of changes.
This is a preview of what your base URL will look like. Use it to check your configuration.
Remember your .htaccess File must be properly set up for these settings to fully work.
Most web browsers cache redirections very aggressively which sometimes makes it hard to verify that a new URL works. Try to clear your browser caches, relaunch it or use a different browser to check when anything related to URLs doesn’t work as expected.
Created by • Last edit by on Aug 21, 2019