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Custom Rewrite

You can use a custom rewrite to redirect CMS pages, or any other type of page. For example, if you change the URL key of the privacy policy from privacy-policy-cookierestriction-mode to privacy-policy, the link in the cookie restriction mode will return “404 – Page Not Found.” To redirect traffic to the new URL key, create a custom rewrite with the following settings: …

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Category Rewrite

If a category changes, or no longer exists, you can use a category rewrite to redirect links that point to the previous category to another URL. It is possible to have multiple URLs that point to the same product, if your store is configured to include categories in the URL key. To manage multiple paths that lead to the same …

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Product Rewrite

Before you begin, you should know exactly what you want the redirect to accomplish. Just remember— the “Request Path” is the old URL, and the “Target Path” is where you want the URL to go from now on. To manage multiple paths that lead to the same product, see: Canonical Meta Tag. Process Overview: Step 1: Get the Product ID …

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Creating URL Rewrites

The URL Rewrite tool can be used to create product and category rewrites, and custom rewrites for any page in your store. When the rewrite goes into effect, any existing links that point to the previous URL are seamlessly redirected to the new address. The following instructions show how to use the URL Rewrite tool to create three different kinds …

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Automatic Product Redirects

Your store can be configured to automatically generate a permanent redirect whenever the URL key of a product changes. In the product record, the checkbox below the URL key indicates if permanent redirects are enabled for your catalog. If your store is already configured to automatically redirect catalog URLs, making a redirect is as easy as updating the URL key. …

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Configuring URL Rewrites

URL rewrites make it possible to make “search engine friendly” URLs by adjusting the format and content. Initially, all Magento URLs include a file called “index.php” that resides in the root folder. By default, the file name appears in the URL just after the name of the root folder. When Web Server Rewrites are enabled, the system rewrites the URL to omit …

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Managing URL Rewrites

The URL Rewrite tool lets you change any URL that is associated with a product, category, or CMS page. When the rewrite goes into effect, any links that point to the previous URL are redirected to the new address. The terms rewrite and redirect are often used interchangeably, but refer to slightly different processes. A URL rewrite changes the way …