How to redirect homepage in Joomla

Joomla is a wonderful platform to publish websites. With readily available templates you can have your website up and running in no time. Sometimes though you may need to direct your visitors to a different page than your regular home page, for instance you may want to direct all the visitors to a promotion page during special sales events. There is a very simple and easy way of doing this in Joomla.

  1. Create and upload the standalone webpage to your domain.
  2. Backup your index.php file in templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE_FOLDER.
  3. Add following lines to the index.php file under the templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE_FOLDER.

Now when the visitors come to your website they will be taken to NEW_PAGE.php.
After the need to redirect the traffic is over simply replace the index.php file with the file you backed up in step 1.

Happy coding..

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7 Thoughts on “How to redirect homepage in Joomla

  1. This is such a good guide, will probably apply when I have a site using Joomla.

  2. Wish I would have found this post earlier. We have been fighting the index.php re-direct for along time.

  3. So redirecting could be easy. I thought it was hard. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Just what i needed! Thanks!!

  5. not working for me!

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