Redirect old URLs to the new version after a name change
I changed the name of my deck and moved to my own subdomain on slides.com. The previous URLs I shared with everyone no longer work. They should redirect to the latest URL of the deck.
Hey! We automatically redirect all of your presentation URLs when upgrading to a Team with a subdomain.
We don’t provide an option for redirecting from any previous slug to a new one but that’s an interesting idea too.
Vladislav Shpilevoy commented
That would be super cool if I could specify arbitrary redirects between any decks. For example, I have a set of decks having the name pattern gerold103/sysprog<number>. And I want to move them all to a new pattern gerold103/sysprog_ru<number>. I would like to be able to specify that gerold103/sysprog1 goes to gerold103/sysprog_ru1, the same for 2, 3, etc.
Unfortunately currently I can't do that, because the old links are all over the internet in youtube videos, in private PDFs, etc.
AdminHakim (Co-founder, Slides) commented
We have a warning for that but turns out it was hidden when changing the slug for a private deck. I think that condition was put in place before we allowed sharing of private presentations. I've updated it now so that the warning text appears as soon as you focus the slug input field, for both private and public presentations.
Slides User commented
Even without slug redirects, the UI could warn me that old links will stop working when I change the name of my deck.