How to Create Magento URL Rewrites

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URL rewrites are a great tool within your Magento admin panel (and server) for a non Magento Developers to use in order to take control of their site, help a site migration or just to move a few things around. But for custom rewrites it can be a little confusing. Here is a simple guide to Creating Custom Magento URL Rewrites:

    1. Find Magento URL Rewrite Management – by going to Catalog > Rewrite Management

    1. Select Add URL Rewrite
    2. Select the custom option from the drop down
    3. Now you are faced with a few options:

ID Path: Is the unique identifier for this rewrite. This should just be custom, but is only used for admin purposes.  You can use a phrase like “ProductX” or “CategoryX”.  It isn’t used except to uniquely identify the ID path in Magento.
Request Path: Is the URL you would like to redirect towards.  If I want google.com to forward to thedigitalpm.com; Google.com is my original request.
Target Path:Is the URL you would like the Request Path directed to.  Again I want google.com to go to thedigitalpm.com;  TheDigitalPM.com is my redirect.
Redirect: You always want this to be permanent as 302 (or temporary redirects) do not pass any of the link juice to the new URL.
Description: This is an optional description field. Use this to keep notes on what and why you set this URL redirect up

  1. Fill these fields out correctly
  2. Click Save– This should be the job done. Quickly try out your redirect to make sure it’s working correctly

That is how you create a custom Magento URL Rewrite

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