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How do I create QR Codes with recurring redirects?

If a user scans a QR code for which recurring redirects are stored, he will be redirected to a specific landing page depending on the time and day of the week.

This is useful for restaurant owners, when they, for example, want to present special menus for their guests on certain days. In the following tutorial you will learn how to create recurring redirects for digital menu cards in PDF format.

This very simple, contactless and paper-saving solution is not only beneficial for menus, but can also be used for timetables or posters at theater performances.

QR code menu with recurring menus“

1. Create an account

To create a QR Code with recurring redirects, choose one of our packages and create a new account.

Create an account

2. Upload PDF files

Go to the Media area and upload all PDF files that you want to use for a recurring redirection.

In addition to your main menu, you can, for example, create a PDF Menu for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour.

Upload PDF files

3. Create QR Codes

Now create a separate QR Code for each PDF menu. To do this, click on Create QR Code and then select PDF. If you click on Upload PDF, you can link an uploaded PDF file with the QR Code.

For each QR Code you can optionally also

  1. 1 define a name
  2. 2 add a description
  3. 3 upload a cover photo
  4. 4 choose between direct download and preview view
  5. 5 set the desired colors
  6. 6 assign a custom URL
Create QR Codes

4. Activate redirections

After you have created all QR Codes, you can now activate redirections for your Main Menu Card by clicking on the Scheduler menu item under Options.

Activate QR Code redirections

5. Create rules

Activate the "Turn on/off scheduled redirects" switch and click on the tab Recurring Redirections. To add a recurring redirection for the QR Code click on the Plus symbol.

Create redirections rules for QR Codes

Then copy the Custom shortened URL from a PDF QR Code that you specified in step 3 under point 6 and paste it as the Target URL for the Recurring Redirect.

The selection of the day of the week and the time interval is optional. Then click on Add Redirection to confirm your entry. In the opposite screenshot, a daily redirection between twelve and three o'clock to the Lunch Menu was created.

To also create recurring redirects for your menus for Breakfast, Dinner and Happy Hour, repeat the process described above. You can add as many recurring redirects as you want.

edit scheduled redirections

Please note, that...

  • the redirects are carried out in the order in which they are displayed.
  • if no specific weekday is selected, the added rule will be applied daily.
  • if you do not enter a time for a certain redirection, 00:00 is assumed for the start time and 23:59:59 for the end time.
  • redirects for a specific day of the week are preferred over daily-based redirects.
QR Codes scheduled redirections overview

Frequently asked Questions

Do I have to use PDF QR Codes to create recurring redirects?

No. You can also create a dynamic QR code and set up recurring redirects for it, which link to any website.

What time is taken into account in the scheduled redirection process? For example, I'm based in Mexico, a different time zone than my customers are in.

In the scheduled redirection process, the user's time zone is taken into account, i.e. if a user scans a QR code with his smartphone at 3:30 p.m. local time, this time is used for the scheduled redirection.

Can I set a schedule redirection to a Social QR Code, Digital Businesscard or a Coupon Landing Page?

Scheduled QR Code redirects cannot be added to landing pages. Instead, create a dynamic QR code with scheduled redirects to the respective landing pages.