Jump to content

Jumplinks


Mike Rockett

Recommended Posts

Jumplinks for ProcessWire

Latest Release: 1.5.60
Composer: rockett/jumplinks

⚠️ NEW MAINTAINER NEEDED: Jumplinks is in need of a new maintainer, as I’m simply unable to commit to continued development. As it is, Jumplinks v2 has been in the pipeline for around four years now. The current state of the project is this: backend is mostly functional, and the frontend was being re-written in Svelte (though whomever takes over is free to change this) after having been partially done in jQuery (I no longer use it for anything). If you are reading this and are interested in taking the project over, please pop me a private message and we can take it from there. Thanks! 🙂

 

What’s Jumplinks?

Jumplinks is an enhanced version of the original ProcessRedirects by Antti Peisa.

The Process module manages your permanent and temporary redirects (we'll call these "jumplinks" from now on, unless in reference to redirects from another module), useful for when you're migrating over to ProcessWire from another system/platform. Each jumplink supports wildcards, shortening the time needed to create them.

Unlike similar modules for other platforms, wildcards in Jumplinks are much easier to work with, as Regular Expressions are not fully exposed. Instead, parameters wrapped in curly braces are used - these are described in the documentation.

As of version 1.5.0, Jumplinks requires at least ProcessWire 2.6.1 to run.

Documentation
View on GitLab
Download via the Modules Directory
Read the docs

Features

The most prominent features include:

  • Basic jumplinks (from one fixed route to another)
  • Parameter-based wildcards with "Smart" equivalents
  • Mapping Collections (for converting ID-based routes to their named-equivalents without the need to create multiple jumplinks)
  • Destination Selectors (for finding and redirecting to pages containing legacy location information)
  • Timed Activation (activate and/or deactivate jumplinks at specific times)
  • 404-Monitor (for creating jumplinks based on 404 hits)

Additionally, the following features may come in handy:

  • Stale jumplink management
  • Legacy domain support for slow migrations
  • An importer (from CSV or ProcessRedirects)

Feedback & Feature Requests

I’d love to know what you think of this module. Please provide some feedback on the module as a whole, or even regarding smaller things that make it whole. Also, please feel free to submit feature requests and their use-cases.

Note: Features requested so far have been added to the to-do list, and will be added to 2.0, and not the current dev/master branches.

Open Source

Jumplinks is an open-source project, and is free to use. In fact, Jumplinks will always be open-source, and will always remain free to use. Forever. If you would like to support the development of Jumplinks, please consider making a small donation via PayPal.

Enjoy! 🙂

Edited by Mike Rockett
New Maintainer Needed
  • Like 24
Link to comment
Share on other sites

<development post>

New Alpha Release - 0.1.1

The full changelog is below, but I want to highlight an important addition to the module. In its present state, this  new feature is classified as an experiment, and so it may not make it into the final 1.0 release.

The experiment is called Enhanced Path Cleaning which basically splits and hyphenates TitleCased wildcard-captures, as well as those containing abbreviations or acronyms in capital letters.

This is quite handy for those who come from a DNN background, or some other ASP-based framework.

As an example, EnvironmentStudy would become environment-study and NASALaunch would become nasa-launch.

It also changes any numbers that are not broken out with hyphens.

You'll need to turn the experiment on in the module's config page, as it is off by default.

Example from scan log:

Page not found; scanning for redirects...

    - Checked at: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:20:20 +0200
    - Requested URL:
http://processwire.local/NAGMagazine/home/tabid/1027/default.aspx
    - PW Version: 2.5.13

[ASPX Content]

    - Source Path (Unescaped): {path}/tabid/{id}/Default.aspx
    - Source Path (Stage 1): {path:segments}/tabid/{id:num}/Default.aspx
    - Source Path (Stage 2): ([\w/_-]+)/tabid/(\d+)/Default.aspx
    - Destination Path (Original): {path}/?otid={id}
    - Destination Path (Compiled): processwire.local/{path}/?otid={id}
    - Destination Path (Converted): processwire.local/nag-magazine/home/?otid=1027

Match found! We'll do the following redirect (301, permanent) when Debug Mode has been turned off:

    - From URL: processwire.local/NAGMagazine/home/tabid/1027/default.aspx
    - To URL: processwire.local/nag-magazine/home/?otid=1027

Changelog

[5 Jan]

- Modified Module Config page
- Simplified wildcard and cleanPath() expressions
- Added 'segments' check to 'segments' smart wildcard, where only 'path' existed before
- Added 'num' check to 'num'
- Changed ellipses style (added border)
- Made Legacy Redirects temporary (302)
- Fixed CSS #ModuleEditForm declaration so other modules are not impacted by the style change
- Changed CSS p.notes to p.parNotes so we don't conflict with anything else
- Other small semantic code modifications

[6 Jan]
- Added Experiments fieldset in Module Config
- Added Enhanced Path Cleaning Experiment
- Removed license file, refer to
http://mikeanthony.mit-license.org/

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sometimes during a migration people have second thoughts and want to make some adjustments after redirects are in place. How about an option to redirect as 302 for a while (think of it as a probationary period) before automatically converting to 301 (so we don't forget).

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for bringing that up, Steve. I did indeed think about this earlier, and made a comment on my to do list: "Find out if we should prevent the deletion of 301s".

Granted, that isn't the right question to ask, but it reminds me to look at the various options regarding this.

I think your idea is quite good. After such period, should we prevent the deletion of redirects?

And what does everyone else think about this?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

<development post>

New Alpha Release - 0.1.2 (Breaking Changes)
 
This module introduces a new feature: Mapping Collections (this is the final name for it).
 
The feature allows you to map key/value pairs to your redirects so that you need not repeat yourself.

An example would be the following: Redirect /blog.php?id=2309 to /hello-world/, by using the following redirect:

blog.php?id={id}      =>      {id|pages}

You're wondering, what's {id|blog}? Simply put, that's called a mapping reference, which refers to an entry in a Mapping Collection.

A Mapping Collection, in this case, would look something like this:

1=a-post
2=another-post
3=third-post
...
2309=hello-world

So, when it comes time to redirect, it will scan the provided id against the collection called blog and, if it finds a match, will redirect accordingly.

If, however, there is no match, the segment that asked for the mapping will be left out, resulting in an invalid URL. I may get it to insert the original capture instead.

Some Screenshots:

post-2289-0-00830100-1420570260_thumb.pn

--

post-2289-0-03432300-1420568167_thumb.pn

--

post-2289-0-99072900-1420568173_thumb.pn

--

Full Changelog for this release:

[6 Jan]
- Some refactoring; moving code blocks from main module to UtilityProcess
- [New Feature] Mapping Collections
- Changed module title to Advanced Redirects [ALPHA]
 
Breaking Changes: The DB schemas have changed in this release. If you already have 0.1.0 or 0.1.1 installed, please uninstall it first.
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

At this point, the module is quite feature-rich. As such, I'm pausing development. This gives time for those testing the module to do so without me introducing new things every three seconds, and it also gives me time to prepare for the whole 'back to work' thing - I return on Monday, and need to prepare for it.

I'll still be here to discuss things, but there won't be any changes for about two weeks.

Looking forward to the results/feedback of everyone's testing. :)

Update: Lol, the stuff I had to do couldn't be done today - so there are a few changes up on the repo now.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

<development post>

Right, in terms of features: I need feedback. As mentioned, the module is feature-rich in its current state. Normal and wildcard redirects, along with mapping collections, makes this module ready for almost anything. But there are two features which I haven't implemented yet. They are:

Variables

This is probably something that may never get used. I needed it once upon a time for social accounts and user names, but it really doesn't seem practical. The idea is this: You create a redirect, and use {@something} somewhere in the destination path. Based on your variables table, it would then be replaced accordingly. Like I said, doesn't seem to be something that anyone would really make use of. However, I would like some feedback on it.

Just in Time Replacements

These would probably be used much more - they are quite handy. Say, for example, you had the following page structure in your old site:

  1. About Us.html
  2. Services.html
  3. Contact Us.html

Then you have the following redirect set up:

Source Path: {page:any}.html

Destination Path: {page}/

Naturally, those pages would redirect to:

  1. about-us/
  2. services/
  3. contact-us/

But now, you've decided to use different page names in your new PW site - for example: who-we-are, solutions, and connect.

Considering we're using a wildcard redirect here (saves time for a lot of pages), we don't want define more redirects to go the new pages. This is where JIT Replacements comes in. It's like a simple find and replace:

Find                                                    Replace

about-us                      who-we-are

services                      solutions

contact-us                    connect

 

 

And, therefore:

Request                                             Destination

About Us.html                 who-we-are/

Services.html                 solutions/

Contact Us.html               connect/

 

In a nutshell, this saves a redirect. One might argue that they may as well create redirects for each and every page, but you have to consider that not every page name will change. And what happens if you move all the pages down a level? You'd only need to change one redirect.

So, I'd like some feedback on this too. Will you find it useful?

Until I've got some decent feedback, I'm not going to add these features. With that said, and because I know some people are eager to use the module now, I'm going to release a beta. I haven't found any bugs as yet, and so I think its ready for beta status.


(Oh, and I'll add the history feature before beta release - nearly forgot about that!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mike, my humble opinion, that you have already huge amount of features. Adding more makes starting to use this module in simpler cases more difficult: "I installed it and it felt like total overkill for my needs.". Of course we have the current redirects module for those needs... But I think your feature set is great and would much rather see the current as stable instead of more scenarios supported.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nearly done with the importing side of things. Hit counter will be quick and easy.

Last thing I need to ask:

Currently, a 302 redirect will occur if it has a start/end time assigned. Otherwise, it will do a 301. Should we include functionality to let the end-user choose if it should be 301/302? Or should we stick with the previous idea of a probation period?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Okay, so I've actually decided to rename the module to ProcessJumplinks. I prefer it.

https://github.com/mike-anthony/ProcessJumplinks

Hit counter is done. Still need to work on importing from Redirects module - I'll do that tomorrow as I'm super-tired now.

I don't think I'm going to make this compatible with the current stable (2.5.3). If you really want me to, please let me know.

:-)


Will also work on docs soon - though my intro post covers a lot. Nice to have docs, however.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Mike - any thoughts of making is possible to add redirects via an API call. After the discussion this morning about imported Wordpress rewriting (https://processwire.com/talk/topic/8869-wordpress-url-rewrites/), I would like to add this functionality to MigratorWordpress so that rewrites are automatically added. Obviously I can do it through SQL inserts, but thought an API method would be nice.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By MarkE
      This fieldtype and inputfield bundle was built for storing measurement values within a field, rendering them in a variety of formats and converting them to other units or otherwise modifying them via the API.
      The API consists of a number of predefined functions, some of which include...
      render() for rendering the measurement object, valueAs() for converting the value to another unit value, convertTo() for converting the whole measurement object to different units, and add() and subtract() for for modifying the stored value by the value (converted as required) in another measurement. In the admin the inputfield includes a checkbox (which can be optionally disabled) for converting values on page save. For an example if a value was typed in as centimeters, the unit was changed to metres, and the page saved with this checkbox selected, said value would be automatically converted so that e.g. 170 cm becomes 1.7 m.

      A simple length field using Fieldtype Measurement and Inputfield Measurement.
      Combination units (e.g. feet and inches) are also supported.
      Please note that this module is 'proof of concept' at the moment - there are limited units available and quite a lot of code tidying to do. More units will be added shortly.
      See the GitHub at https://github.com/MetaTunes/FieldtypeMeasurement for full details and updates.
    • By tcnet
      File Manager for ProcessWire is a module to manager files and folders from the CMS backend. It supports creating, deleting, renaming, packing, unpacking, uploading, downloading and editing of files and folders. The integrated code editor ACE supports highlighting of all common programming languages.
      https://github.com/techcnet/ProcessFileManager

      Warning
      This module is probably the most powerful module. You might destroy your processwire installation if you don't exactly know what you doing. Be careful and use it at your own risk!
      ACE code editor
      This module uses ACE code editor available from: https://github.com/ajaxorg/ace

      Dragscroll
      This module uses the JavaScript dragscroll available from: http://github.com/asvd/dragscroll. Dragscroll adds the ability to drag the table horizontally with the mouse pointer.
      PHP File Manager
      This module uses a modified version of PHP File Manager available from: https://github.com/alexantr/filemanager
       
    • By tcnet
      This module implements the website live chat service from tawk.to. Actually the module doesn't have to do much. It just need to inserted a few lines of JavaScript just before the closing body tag </body> on each side. However, the module offers additional options to display the widget only on certain pages.
      Create an account
      Visit https://www.tawk.to and create an account. It's free! At some point you will reach a page where you can copy the required JavaScript-code.

      Open the module settings and paste the JavaScript-code into the field as shown below. Click "Submit" and that's all.

      Open the module settings
      The settings for this module are located int the menu Modules=>Configure=>LiveChatTawkTo.

       
    • By tcnet
      Session Viewer is a module for ProcessWire to list session files and display session data. This module is helpful to display the session data of a specific session or to kick out a logged in user by simply delete his session file. After installation the module is available in the Setup menu.

      The following conditions must be met for the module to work properly:
      Session files
      Session data must be stored in session files, which is the default way in ProcessWire. Sessions stored in the database are not supported by this module. The path to the directory where the session files are stored must be declared in the ProcessWire configuration which is by default: site/assets/sessions.
      Serialize handler
      In order to transform session data easier back to a PHP array, the session data is stored serialized. PHP offers a way to declare a custom serialize handler. This module supports only the default serialize handlers: php, php_binary and php_serialize. WDDX was dropped in PHP 7.4.0 and is therefore not supported by this module as well as any other custom serialize handler. Which serialize handler is actually used you can find out in the module configuration which is available under Modules=>Configure=>SessionViewer.

      Session data
      The session data can be displayed in two different ways. PHP's default output for arrays print_r() or by default for this module nice_r() offered on github: https://github.com/uuf6429/nice_r. There is a setting in the module configuration if someone prefers print_r(). Apart from the better handling and overview of the folded session data the output of nice_r() looks indeed nicer.

      Links
      ProcessWire module directory
      github.com
    • By Robin S
      Repeater Easy Sort
      Adds a compact "easy-sort" mode to Repeater and Repeater Matrix, making those fields easier to sort when there are a large number of items.
      The module also enhances Repeater Matrix by allowing a colour to be set for each matrix type. This colour is used in the item headers and in the "add new" links, to help visually distinguish different matrix types in the inputfield.
      Screencasts
      A Repeater field

      A Repeater Matrix field with custom header colours

      Easy-sort mode
      Each Repeater/Matrix item gets an double-arrow icon in the item header. Click this icon to enter easy-sort mode.
      While in easy-sort mode:
      The items will reduce in width so that more items can be shown on the screen at once. The minimum width is configurable in the field settings. Any items that were in an open state are collapsed, but when you exit easy-sort mode the previously open items will be reopened. You can drag an item left/right/up/down to sort it within the items. The item that you clicked the icon for is shown with a black background. This makes it easier to find the item you want to move in easy-sort mode. You can click an item header to open the item. An "Exit easy-sort mode" button appears at the bottom of the inputfield. Configuration
      In the field settings for Repeater and Repeater Matrix fields you can define a minimum width in pixels for items in easy-sort mode. While in easy-sort mode the items will be sized to neatly fill the available width on any screen size but will never be narrower than the width you set here.
      In the field settings for Repeater Matrix you can define a custom header colour for each matrix type using an HTML "color" type input. The default colour for this type of input is black, so when black is selected in the input it means that no custom colour will be applied to the header.
      Exclusions
      The easy-sort mode is only possible on Repeater/Matrix fields that do not use the "item depth" option.
       
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/RepeaterEasySort
      https://processwire.com/modules/repeater-easy-sort/
×
×
  • Create New...