Ruby-on-rails – How to redirect to an external website with rails


I want links that when hovered over you see the link to look something like this:
(maybe not exactly like that but try to get the idea)

I have a form area in my blog that I can input a website url but I want to make it redirect_to an external website when it shows the post.

Best Solution

redirect_to ""

should do it as long as protocol is included. For added flexibility, you can parse it with URI to ensure that all fields are correct. You might want to URI.encode/URI.decode