Magento Community Edition, 1.9.x

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 of rewrites:

All rewrites reference a “Target Path” and “Request Path,” as shown in the following examples. The “Request Path” is the old URL, and the “Target Path” is where you want the URL to go from now on.

You can use rewrites to create additional URLs for items, as a temporary seasonal change, or as a permanent change. Rewrites can be created for any valid path, including CMS content pages. Internally, the system references products and category by ID. No matter how often the URL changes, the ID remains the same. Here are some ways you can use URL rewrites:

  • Original URL
    http://www.example.com/peripherals/ergonomic-keyboard.html
  • Additional Product URL
    http://www.example.com/best-keyboard.html
  • Additional Category URL
    http://www.example.com/all-on-sale.html
    http://www.example.com/save-now/spring-sale

URL Rewrite Management