Posted - 01/25/2017 : 19:23:47
I'm thinking of avoiding the seo friendly urls too - not a criticism of them as it's probably me, but I regularly find myself in a corner with them.
Just on the SEO friendly URL rewrite feature
, while very cool, it does come with strict rules about characters you cannot use
in the Product Name / Page Title, especially a - dash
, which results in "Sorry, this product is not currently available
I have clients who would quite simply forget about that regularly.
And so we went back to the standard Ecommerce Templates proddetail.php URL's.
That way they can use any characters they like in the Product Name / Page Title; open slather, no restrictions.
But now, in the "Reference
" field, they do enter a short string of keywords
And the page URL is published as :
So you can still get keywords into the page URL, without using the SEO friendly rewrite feature. Yes, those keywords are on the very end of the URL; that is the trade-off. But honestly, any negative SEO impact would be minute.
Note that there is a 2nd Reference field available where you can enter the Product Order Code.