URLs for products in multiple categories
Very often your store items can be included into 2 or more categories, thereby creating Magento duplicate content which is not favored by search engines. In order to prevent your products from having multiple URLs for proper site indexation by search engines you definitely need an effective solution.
With the Unique Product URL extension it’s possible to easily manage the way to use category in product URLs in Magento by selecting one URL path for each product even if it’s placed in numerous store categories.
How it works
With this tool you’ll be able to choose which URL path to use - either the shortest or the longest one. The path will be automatically applied to all the items having multiple URLs so that search engines will get unique Magento products URL for indexation. For example, if you have a ‘T-shirt’ in 2 categories: ‘Shirts’ and 'Sale', then choosing the Shortest path will mean using: example.com/sale/t-shirt as the main one.
- The shortest path
- The longest path
- Default settings
What pages are affected
The Magento product URL extension enables you to set the unique URL for each and every section of the store. The unique URL will also work when you come to the product page from the category page or by clicking a direct link.
- Site map
- Search results
- Up sells
- Cross sells
- Related products
No matter which category path you use, the product will be still accessible from all categories it is added to.
Auto redirect to canonical urls
Google doesn't favor duplicate content. You can remove duplicates by showing Google which URLs it should crawl. They are called canonical URLs. By setting up 301 redirect to canonical urls, you'll show search engines preferable urls to crawl and indicate that the content is not duplicated.
Breadcrumbs generation options
You can choose either to generate breadcrumbs based on current url or last visited category:
current url: Home -> Pants -> Classic -> Black pants
last visited category: Home -> On sale -> Black pants
Such breadcrumbs are highly user friendly, for instance, user may visit Black pants page from On sale category and won't be tangled of the product url path.
- 100% Open Source — Easy To Customize
- Follows Magento Code Architecture
- Separated HTML/CSS/JS
- Simple installation via Composer
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Version 1.1.7 - November 05, 2018
– Fix: the security issues were resolved
Version 1.1.6 - January 11, 2018
– Fix "Call to undefined function" issue
Version 1.1.5 - May 22, 2017
– Compatibility fixes
Version 1.1.4 - December 21, 2016
– Compatibility improved for Magento versions less than 1.8
Version 1.1.3 - December 14, 2016
– Minor code refactoring
Version 1.1.2 - November 14, 2016
– Compatibility with the latest version of the XML Sitemap extension
Version 1.1.1 - October 18, 2016
– Fixed issue when a product is not assigned to any category
– Fixed issue with FPC in Enterprise edition
Version 1.1.0 - March 26, 2015
– Breadcrumbs configuration for redirected URL