Making a sub-page autodirect

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How do you make an in-page link that redirects you to other website when you click them? Simpler question, how do you place a link at the 'navigation bar' that redirects people to other website? Example, 'Navigation Bar'-Home, Forum. And when people click the forum, they'll redirected to a forum instead of other Synthasites' pages?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Richard

It is not possible to make a link from your navigation bar link to an external URL, but you can put in a redirect on the page if you like. This is not recommended as people don't always appreciate you manipulating their browser in this way. Better to just put a normal link on the page for them to click on. However, if you still decide that this is the way you want to go, here is a thread that will tell you how to do it:

http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
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KanThaiDecor

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This practice will also get you a red flag from McAfee Site Advisor that more and more people use everyday
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I have a similar issue in that a customer of mine has two websites. A new one that has a specific package he is selling so when the potential custmer clicks on the menu button for the package I want them to go to the new website for that rather than use a 5 second redirect.

I have cobbled together a piece of code and as an example using my websites.
I have put the code in the Navigation part of the site for the menu item in the Lable section:
<!--- <p><a href=http://www.open-formula.co.uk/>open&l...> --->

This sort of works in that when published the user would click on the main menu button and would automatically go to the new site.

However, it messes up the layout of the menu. Do you have some better code that would do this for me from the menu?

Thanks
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Hello openformula,

An option that comes to mind is setting up an iframe within a new page. One advantage of this maybe that you can surround it with a background of your Yola built site giving an impression of continuity and retain the ability for users to continue on the primary site rather than being re-directed away and losing the ability to get back. This would depend on what you wish the user to experience overall.

Instant redirects are believed to be a negative with respect to SEO(?)
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Hi This page is for a package that the client will be selling but I have created a new site just for this package rather than try and have it on his main site with all the other stuff. So it is a legitimate redirect and the new site has all the info for customers so we really want them to go there to get all the info.

Looks like I will have to stay with a delayed refresh redirect.

Thanks anyway