Magento Open Source, 1.9.x
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.

New Product Rewrite
  • Field Descriptions



    Create URL Rewrite

    Indicates the type of rewrite to be made. The type cannot be changed after the rewrite is created. Options include:

    For Category

    For Product


    ID Path

    The ID of the target page. The ID Path and Target Path refer to the same page.

    Request Path

    The URL of the page that is to be redirected. Depending on your configuration, the Request Path might include the .html suffix and category. For example:






    A Request Path must be unique, and must not have been used previously. If you have made several attempts to redirect the same page, delete any unsuccessful redirects and refresh the cache.

    Target Path

    The URL that points to the destination page. The Target Path can be a different CMS page, or the result of a search.

    To avoid getting a 404 "Page Not Found" error, the path must exactly match what the system expects to find. The following examples are valid target paths:






    Indicates whether the rewrite is temporary or permanent. Options include:


    No redirect is specified.

    Temporary (302)

    Indicates to search engines that the rewrite is for a limited duration. Search engines do not preserve page rank information for temporary rewrites.

    In the URL Rewrite Management list, temporary redirects have the letter “R” in the Options column.

    Permanent (301)

    Indicates to search engines that the rewrite is permanent. Search engines generally preserve page rank information for permanent rewrites.

    In the URL Rewrite Management list, permanent redirects have the letters “RP” in the Options column.


    Describes the purpose of the rewrite. This field is for reference and is not visible to customers.