I installed the redirect Module in Drupal 8 but sorrily can't get it to work properly. I enabled all checkboxes in the settings, also the "Enforce clean and canonical URLs" option.

In my page source, the canonical is printed in a meta tag. But if I browse my page and enter a system URL like www.domain/node/5, no redirect to the autopath alias / canonical happens.

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Does anyone have any suggestions? I also reinstalled it twice already. Nothing helped.

  • Have you tried completly wiping cache? I had the same problem until I did a drush cr on command line
    – Hudri
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 10:17
  • I just cleared the cache in the Backend UI, as this Drupal site sorrily doesnt have drush installed. Is there any possibility to wipe the cache completely without drush? Commented May 15, 2018 at 10:40
  • Clearing cache via Development > Performance is the same as full wipe via drush cr. If that didn't help it is a different problem.
    – Hudri
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 11:10
  • Perhaps this needs to be implemented to get the features you need working: Merge global redirect functions into Redirect module.
    – prkos
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 18:03
  • Thanks @prkos, but this was only neccessary, before global redirects was merged with redirect module. The Drupal 8 version is a combination of those two modules. Anyways thanks - I already found out why it didn't work. Commented May 15, 2018 at 19:50

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LEL - it's so stupid, I have to clarify this. The redirect module works without any problem. Everything's just like I wanted it. Maybe it's pointed out anywhere, but I didn't read it.

When the page is set to maintenance mode, it doesn't work. I have some dummy-users that can bypass the "maintenance-page" and use the site. While the site is in maintenance mode, the node/IDs are accessible. When I turned off maintenance mode, the module was redirecting...

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