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All About Magento URL Redirects & Rewrites – Complete Tutorial

Magento URL RedirectWe all know URLs are unique for a web page whether it’s a WordPress blog, or a Magento site or a Joomla website. So a webmaster should be extra cautious before hitting the publish button. Ofcourse you can have your own preferred permalink structure.

But what if you failed to include the right keywords in your URL? Is there a possible way to make a Magento URL redirect? And will such rewriting is effective from SEO point of view?

This blog post on Magento URL redirects covers the following tutorials:

  • How to Create a Magento URL Redirect for a Product
  • How to Set a Category Rewrite in Magento CMS
  • How to Add a Custom Magento URL Redirect

But Before that let’s be more specific on why you need a Magento URLredirect in case of error:

  • To include keywords in the URL for improved visibility in search engines
  • To make corrections to any spelling mistakes in the URL
  • To change the permalink structure of your Magento web pages
  • To shorten the URL and slug

How to Create a Magento URL Redirect for a Product

  1. Log in into your Admin Panel
  2. Select Catalog > URL Rewrite Management
  3. Click the ‘Add URL Rewrite’ Button
  4. Set ‘Create URL Rewrite’ field to ‘for Product’
  5. From the list below, find the product
  6. Click on ‘Skip Category Selection’ Button
  7. Carryout the following steps in the URL Rewrite Section:
  • Enter the new URL in the ‘Request Path’ field
  • Either Set Redirect to 301 (permanent) or 302 (temporary)
  • For later reference, you can also add a small description as well

Click ‘Save’ to save the changes made

How to Set a Category Rewrite in Magento CMS

You can set a Category rewrite in Magento CMS in a similar way. You need to make the following changes only:

Step 4 – Set ‘Create URL Rewrite’ field to ‘for Catalog’
Step 5 – From the list below, find the category

How to Add a Custom Magento URL Redirect

You can add a Custom Magento URL Redirect in a similar way. You need to make the following changes only:

Step 4 – Set ‘Create URL Rewrite’ field to ‘Custom’
Step 5 – From the list below, find the category

Follow the above steps very carefully while making a Magento URL redirect. If you are unsure or are unable to make a URL rewrite, then request a quote. Our Magento team will assist you in making the necessary changes.

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