How to transfer a user to a new web page automatically

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
automatic web page transfer

Use the meta tag below to refresh your page to a new URL, as shown in the example below.


Placing the tag above in your <HEAD></HEAD> will re-load the page to Computer Hope in 2 seconds after visiting the page containing the code.

Changing the 2 value on CONTENT="2" to another value will increase or decrease the delay until loading the new page. If you want to forward a user immediately, change the 2 to a 0.


If you're doing this for a page that you've moved permanently, we suggest using a 301 redirect instead of the above method. Not only will this help your users, but it also prevents any loss in search engine rankings.