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Posted - 04/12/2020 :  11:55:05  
Hello there --

I am using the ECT Minicart widget in the website I am also using the "SEO URL" option in the ECT store, which eliminates the extensions (.php, etc.) in the URLs.

When I first visit Hylde's Garden in a new browser window, the Minicart URL to view the cart or checkout is coded as If I click on this link, I get a 404 error because the SEO-friendly URL should be just "cart" without an extension, not "cart.php".

If I click on any other ECT related link, such as "Shop" in the righthand sidebar or "Cart/Checkout" in the top nav bar, the Minicart corrects itself to show the SEO friendly URL of "cart" with no php extension. It remains correct as long as I am working in that browser window.

If I open a new browser window and go to, the minicart initially shows "cart.php" in that new window.

Obviously I've figured a work-around solution, but it would be nice to not have the problem at all because I'm certain it is confusing to other visitors.

It seems like the incminicart.php code -- maybe something around Line 48 -- needs a bit of a tweak, but I'm not savvy enough to know what to do. Help?


Classic Bells, Postville, Iowa, USA,

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Posted - 04/13/2020 :  07:00:27  
Hi DeeAnna,
Can you try adding this line to your .htaccess file and let us know if that works for you?

RewriteRule ^cart/$ cart.php [NC,L]

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Posted - 04/13/2020 :  07:52:34  
I added the line as you requested. The lines in the .htaccess file that relate to the cart now are these --

RewriteRule ^cart/$ cart [R=301,QSA,nc,L,B]
RewriteRule ^cart$ wp-ect-header.php?mux=cart [QSA,nc,L,B]
RewriteRule ^cart/$ cart.php [NC,L]

Reloaded the home page in a new browser tab. No change -- the link is still pointing to cart.php


Classic Bells, Postville, Iowa, USA,


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Posted - 04/13/2020 :  08:22:19  
Hi DeeAnna
I think this has been fixed in the latest updater. But if you've got hard coded references to cart.php in the minicart, why not just change them all from "cart.php" to just "cart" and that should sort this out.


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Posted - 04/13/2020 :  09:40:00  
I haven't made any mods to the minicart files -- they're as-received from you folks. I can't find any direct calls to cart.php. --DeeAnna

Classic Bells, Postville, Iowa, USA,
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