A problem we’re currently having for many of our clients is setting up Friendly URLs with custom url variables. I’m hoping that maybe someone here has a better workaround to the [poor] solution we’ve been doing. And if not, I’m wondering if Daemon would consider the proposed solution I am suggesting.
Need: Many of our clients do Google campaigns with url variables.
Problem: FarCry’s Friendly URL system doesn’t support url variables when doing FU redirects (at least, not that I can find).
Sloppy workaround: What we’ve been doing is creating tons of hidden nav nodes (hidden from site navigation) where in the nav node we tell it to do an External Redirect. Then in the field for the External Redirect we manually type in the friendly url and its required url variables.
Finally we go to the landing page and create the friendly url that the external redirect will go to.
This is messy (we have many of these all over the place) and very difficult to manage - especially since we’ve now separated the friendly url into a manually written reference field.
Proposed solution: When creating a friendly url as a redirect, have an option (an additional field) that allows the user to add additional url variables.
The issue has been logged in the bug database here: