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.
|1.||On the Admin menu, select Catalog > Manage Products.|
|2.||Find the product in the list that is the destination of the rewrite and take note of its product ID.|
|1.||On the Admin menu, select Catalog > URL Rewrite Management.|
|2.||In the upper-right corner, click the Add URL Rewrite button.|
|3.||Set Create URL Rewrite to “For product.”|
|4.||In the list, find the product that you want to redirect, and click the record.|
|5.||Scroll down to the bottom of the Select Category tree, and click the Skip Category Selection button.|
|6.||In the URL Rewrite Information section, do the following:|
|a.||If you have multiple stores, set Store to the specific view where the rewrite applies.|
|b.||In the Request Path field, enter the URL key of the page to be redirected.|
|c.||Set Redirect to one of the following:|
- Temporary (302)
- Permanent (301)
|d.||For your own reference, enter a brief description of the rewrite.|
|7.||When complete, click the Save button.|
Your new product rewrite now appears at the top of the list.
Test the rewrite from your store, to make sure that it works correctly.
Create URL Rewrite
Indicates the type of rewrite to be made. The type cannot be changed after the rewrite is created. Options include:
The ID of the target page. The ID Path and Target Path refer to the same page.
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.
The URL that points to the destination page. The Target Path can be a different CMS page, or the result of a search.
No redirect is specified.
Indicates to search engines that the rewrite is for a limited duration. Search engines do not preserve page rank information for temporary rewrites.
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.