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Hello! I have my website all running well and all but I have /users directory and a user profile would be /users/example.

I want to make it so if the user page yields a 404error it would redirect /users/example to /usersearch?user=example

I looked into the documentation and I was dumb and couldn’t get it working :sweat_smile:

Thank you in advance to anyone who helps!

Hi @StreetyYEET,

Would you give this a try:

/users/:username/ /usersearch?user=:username 404

I’m not 100% sure if it will work, but worth a shot.

I added it but it seems like the query string is not being provided

https://streety.org/users/example

On the first one it loads infinitely which suggests there is no query string provided since it before loading has a if statement which gets passed only if there is a user query present

Hi @StreetyYEET,

I see, well, there’s this one last thing you can try, and if it doesn’t work, you’d most likely have to rely on JavaScript for a client-side redirect.

/users/* /usersearch?user=:splat 404

On a side note, the background that you’ve used for your website seems to be a wallpaper from macOS. Do note that, if it’s a copyrighted image and someone files a DMCA complaint against it, we might have to take your website down. It’s better to change it to be safe.

That unfortunately didn’t appear to work either. I might need to implement client-sided check with JavaScript.

Thank you for your concerns regarding the background image used in that project. Unfortunately I do not have the competence to allow any modifications in that regard. Please send a letter to the address legal@riigikohus.com, they might be able to check that out.