I want to pin a page with a certain URL. Unfortunately, when I open it in IE, I get redirected to another page, and thus I can only pin it, not the original URL. Is it possible to pin the original URL somehow?
Yes, I have found a way to be able to do what you need to do.
Note: I have tried this on Windows Phone 7 and it should work in Windows Phone 8 too.
Start by removing all internet connectivity from your phone i.e. put your phone in airplane mode (no data plan / wifi ).
Now, go to Internet Explorer and type in the URL you want to pin. Because you have no internet, the page will finish loading without doing a redirect. Now tape the
More... and then
pin to start.
Hope this helps :)
Here are some of the other things you can pin. Obviously the above technique isn't published on the Microsoft website!
Late edit: an alternative (and prettier?) way to do this
- Download the WizTiles app from the Windows Phone App Store
- With this app (or other such apps), you can create your down tiles to do specific tasks- one such thing is to create a tile that goes to a specific web page.
Advantage of using this method over the method used above: you get to specify what your tile looks like as opposed to a fixed "Page cannot be displayed" tile.
It is not possible to change the pinned tile. The best one can do is delete an existing tile and re-pin a new url.
You still cannot do what you request. You can only pin the url of that is in the address bar of the page as it is. If a site changes the address, than that is the url that will be pinned.