26  How to set a redirect

26.1 Non GitHub pages site (e.g. Netlify)

Replace the content of the current website with a index.html and 404.html files both containing:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=https://docs.ropensci.org/<pkgname>/">  

26.2 GitHub pages

You can setup the redirect from your main user gh-pages repository:

  • create a new repository (if you don’t have one yet): https://github.com/<username>/<username>.github.io.
  • In this repository create a directory <pkgname> containing 2 files: a index.html and 404.html file, which both redirect to the new location (see previous subsection).
  • Test that https://<username>.github.io/<pkgname>/index.html now redirects.