Extensiones: Canonical URL's for Magento

This extension adds the new canonical links to the head of your Magento pages, for a more in-depth explanation, see Yoast.com. More about Magento SEO in general at Yoast.

Note
For the new way the module gets the canonical URL at product pages it is important that Mage::getSingleton(‘catalog/url’)->refreshRewrites(); is executed. Normally this will happen with the install of the module but please check the canonical url at your product page. If you get a 404 for this url change change the value of “add category to product url” at your backend, save, change it back and save again. Now the url shouldn’t give a 404 error.

  • Overview

    This extension adds the new canonical links to the head of your Magento pages, for a more in-depth explanation, see Yoast.com. More about Magento SEO in general at Yoast.

    Warning

    The latest version of this module is only compatible with Magento 1.4. For Magento 1.3 and below please download the 1.3 release, magento-community/canonical_url-1.3

    Please note that this extension is provided as is. It is recommended to always backup your installation prior to usage.

    Note

    Magento 1.4 supports the canonical tag by core. To enable the tag for the category and product page go to: System=>Configuration=>Catalog=>Search Engine Optimization and enable: Use Canonical Link Meta Tag For Categories and Use Canonical Link Meta Tag For Products. For now the Yoast module has only some small advantages, please reconsider the usage of this extension.

    For the new way the module gets the canonical URL at product pages it is important that Mage::getSingleton(‘catalog/url’)->refreshRewrites(); is executed. Normally this will happen with the install of the module but please check the canonical url at your product page. If you get a 404 for this url change change the value of “add category to product url” at your backend, save, change it back and save again. Now the url shouldn’t give a 404 error. Note for 1.3 and earlier – Fooman Speedster If you use Canonical URLs for Magento together with the Fooman Speedster module, you need to overwrite the Canonical module with this download. Send all your questions and remarks about this extension to magento [ at ] yoast . com.

    Changelog

    1.4 – Now compatible with Fooman Speedster and AW_Blog
    – The setting “Force traling slash” now also force the XML sitemap to use a traling slash
    – Frontend design in 1.4 style (base)

    1.3 – some performance improvements. 0.1.6 – bug fixed for products without a sitemap URL, e.g. visibility “search”

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