Magento 2 How to Create Category Rewrites

With the URL Rewrites functionality, you can create both product rewrite and CMS page, even category rewrite in order to redirect the visitors to the another URL instead of the previous address if there is any change in the category URL.

In addition, Magento 2 store owners can set multiple URLs that point to the same product.

There are 3 Steps to create category rewrites in Magento 2 as explained below:

Step 1: Add the Rewrite

  • On the Admin Panel, Marketing > [SEO & Search]> URL Rewrites
  • In the upper-right corner, click on Add URL Rewrites.
  • From the dropdown list of Create URL Rewrites, choose “For Category” option.
  • In the category tree, you can find the category you want to redirect.

In the URL Rewrite section, you can:

  • Set the Store to apply the rewrites if necessary.
  • In the Request Path field, insert the new URL key and suffix for the product.
  • Convert Redirect to Temporary(302) or Permanent (301).
  • Leave some description for the rewrite.
  • Save to complete.

You can now see the new product rewrite at the top of the list.

Step 2: Update the Index

  • On the Admin Panel, go to System > Tools > Index Management.
  • Mark Catalog URL Rewrites checkbox.
  • Choose the Reindex Data for the Action.
  • Submit to update an index.

Step 3: Check the Result

Be very careful when you check the rewrite just to ensure that it works perfectly or not. Besides that, you need to ensure that the URL you set or test goes directly to intended category, rather than to a subcategory. This is a needed check you have to do.

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