Bulk Redirect Lists

Hi all,

I’m not sure I’m understanding this well. Please be patient with me.

I have an excel sheet that have 1000 redirects because we changed a subfolder name to another folder name.

In the Bulk Redirects dashboard, it says:
You have used 1 of 5 redirect lists and 500 of 500 items.

But this blog says it’s more? (Maximum redirects, minimum effort: Announcing Bulk Redirects)

Bulk Redirects is a new product that allows an administrator to upload and enable hundreds of thousands of URL redirects within minutes, without having to write a single line of code.

Did I do something wrong or perhaps misread this?

Thanks
Matt

The blog states 20 for Free, 500 for Pro/Biz, and realistically unlimited amounts for Enterprise as they can ask for more:


If you’re asking specifically about the part you quoted

It can, if you use them smartly with subpath matching, preserving path suffix, and other options it gives you.

If you simply changed something like /folder01 to /folder02, enable subpath matching and preserving path suffix, like

For example, /subfolder1/test/gihggfh?cookies=4 would be redirected to /subfolder02/test/gihggfh?cookies=4. It basically matches the first part with subpath matching (/subfolder1), and then appends anything after it to the destination.

Depending on the complexity of your change, you may be able to use Single/Dynamic Redirects instead if Bulk Redirects don’t fit. If you are on Business plan, you should have regex_replace, and there is a lot of rewriting potential: Single Redirects · Cloudflare Rules docs Single Redirects — Example rules · Cloudflare Rules docs

Hi Chaika,

Thank you kindly for helping me with this.

I decided to go with your advice on using a single redirect, but before I do anything incorrect, would you please review if I am doing this correctly?

I want to replace this /%EF%BB%Bflistings/ in every part of the URL and replace it with the word /businesses/

Here are examples. As you can see, the texts are in different folders:

https://www.demosite.com/listings
https://www.demosite.com/listings/ads
https://www.demosite.com/listings/analytics
https://www.demosite.com/shamrock/listings
https://www.demosite.com/florida/listings/ads

I used the URI Path, see attached. This did not work.

Thanks kindly.
Matt

Your rule is checking, if the URI Path equals literal /%EF%BB%Bflistings/, like if demosite.com/%EF%BB%Bflistings/, then redirect to demosite.com/business/

If you are on business or higher, you can accomplish that sort of dynamic rewriting with a simple regex_replace

(including hostname just to make sure no subdomains/etc are inadvertently affected)

This would turn /test/listings/cookies into /test/businesses/cookies

If you’re not Business or higher, the best you can do is try to group these together as much as possible. For example, you could do a Bulk Redirect on www.demosite.com/listings to https://www.demosite.com/businesses, subpath matching and preserve path suffix, and it would match all of those.

HI Chaika,

Thank you so much for helping me on this. I’m on pro, so I couldn’t use those features on business.

For anyone with the same issue as I had and are on PRO, Chaika graciously provided the solution here:

If you’re not Business or higher, the best you can do is try to group these together as much as possible. For example, you could do a Bulk Redirect on www.demosite.com/listings to https://www.demosite.com/businesses , subpath matching and preserve path suffix, and it would match all of those.

Thanks so much again!

Matt

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