Redirects URLs when repositories have been renamed or moved.


While GitHub will automatically redirect renamed repositories, it will not redirect GitHub Pages URLs:

✅ to
🚫 to


This repository has an organization-level GitHub Pages website. By adding a specific directory to the repository, when can redirect URLs:

  1. Go to
  2. Add a directory with the name of the old repository (old_name)
  3. Add an index.html file
  4. Give it the following content, where new_url is the URL of the destination:
         <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=new_url">
  5. Commit will now continue to exist, even though the tdwg/old_name repository does not. And it will redirect to the new URL.