How to use partial URLs in Other Pages

Use partial URLs to insert widgets in multiple independent pages simultaneously.

Written by Videowise Support
Updated over a week ago

What is a "partial" URL's?

A partial URL is string that partially matches a valid URL of a website.

What is a "wildcard" character?

A wildcard character is a predefined character used for matching a group of any other characters and thus constructing powerful definitions for partial URLs

Videowise uses the character "*" as a wildcard character.

When should you use "partial" URLs?

Partial Urls are useful when you want to publish the same Videowise content (widgets and videos) on a group of pages that have a similar URL.

This could be used for targeting multiple localized domains pages like the following:

with a single partial URL (notice the * wildcard):

  • https://*

Another good example is targeting blog posts URLs like the following:

with a single partial URL:

What is a "rule priority"?

Defining a "rule priority" allows you to decide which rule should be applied in case of an "overlapping" set of partial URLs definitions.

Consider the following scenario of defined partial URLs:

Both the above rules would match an URL like so which one should be applied?

Answer: the one with a higher priority.

Generally speaking, the more generic a rule is, the lower the priority should be so that it can be overridden by rules with higher priority.

How do I create a partial URL?

From the "Other pages" section, click "Add new page":

give the rule a name, define the partial urls by using the wildcard and click the "Use partial" checkbox and finally, assign the rule a priority (leave it to "Low" if there are no other partial Urls defined).

When will "partial" URLs not work?

  1. Partials will not work on any product pages (PDPs).

  2. If you have defined a page that has an exact match of the URL this will be preferred over any partial urls rules matching the same Url.

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