hi I am trying to redirect to my online shop via a page/title in my menu bar,

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This is the code I have been using, but it isnt working can you please advise.
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<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="15; url=http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadamModMake...>
-->
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Here's the code just to help you. I this will help let me know if this helps you.
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Hello caracodd,

It is possible to cause your menu link to redirect automatically to an external URL if you are prepared to use a bit of custom HTML.

Here's what you need to do:
1. Create a new page with the name of the site you want to link to.
2. Drag and drop a HTML Widget onto your page.
3. Paste this tag into the HTML Editor:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2; url=http://webdesign.about.com">

Please note:
* "2" is how many seconds it waits before it redirects - you can change this number. Since the page will redirect in your Sitebuilder, we recommend using a higher number to ensure that it works correctly as the page may redirect too quickly for you to make changes.

* "url" is the URL it redirects to, so, replace the URL in the above tag with the one for the site you want to link to.

Please let us know if you still have trouble with this.
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Hello caracodd,

It looks as if what you are doing is nearly right. The one problem is that you appear to be trying to get your visitors directly to the sign-in screen and I don't think this will work with this code. The little bit at the end of your address {?ref=si_shop} is the issue I think.

If you take your visitors to the home page of your store with the generic code that Ms Sanja has given you then I think this is a very good compromise.

Try this very slight modification of your original code:
<!--
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="15; url=http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadamModMakes">
-->

As Ms Sanja has suggested the number can be varied and it probably is a good idea to reduce this when you have the redirect working accurately.