Short Category & Product URLs



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.2, 2.3
Commerce using on prem (EE)
2.2, 2.3

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
09 September, 2019
Extensions, Site Optimization
License Type:


Short Category & Product URLs by MageWorx allows shortening product page and category URLs thus making them more attractive for both the search engine crawlers and potential customers.

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SEO is the king. Did you know that short URLs have been proved to crush the long ones? Fully compatible with the MageWorx SEO Suite Ultimate extension, Short Category & Product URLs help bring even more SEO weight to such critical site destinations as category and product pages. Site destinations with shorter path have been proved to be better crawled and indexed. From the shoppers’ site navigation experience, such pages look more trustworthy and authoritative.

With the extension, you get to shorten the link length of your Magento 2 product and category pages, thus increasing their priority and creating greater search convenience.


Feature Summary

Shortened Product Page URLs: Better Access

Isn’t it of primary importance to make the product pages easier searched for? Eliminating a large number of root categories makes product pages easier accessible by the search engine bots and, consequently, the online searchers.

Example: You’ll be able to transform:

  • http://example.com/men/tops-men/jackets-men/proteus-fitness-jackshirt.html into
  • http://example.com/jackets-men/proteus-fitness-jackshirt.html by cutting off the parent category ‘men’.

Note that any number of parent categories will be eliminated except for the one that is first before the product, i.e., ‘jackets-men’ sub-category in the example above.


Shortened Category Page URLs: Easy Navigation

Comes the time when the number of offerings in your Magento 2 store expands, just as the number of categories. Shortened category URLs make your site easier to navigate, avoid confusing URLs, and make them look more logical. That’s not to mention the SEO aspect ― the search engine spiders get to crawl such pages much more willingly.

Example: You’ll be able to transform:

  • http://example.com/new-arivals/sale/men/tops-men/jackets-men.html into
  • http://example.com/jackets-men.html by cutting off the categories ‘men’ and ‘tops-men’, thus decreasing the link length.


Smart URLs Optimization: NO URL Duplicates

To ensure conflicts between short URLs and the ones already in the system do not take place, the extension creates a possibility to run internal checks before generating short URLs. It makes duplicate URLs creation impossible. With the extension, you get to:

  • rollback shortened URLs as may be required;
  • promptly mass edit conflict URLs in a separate grid.


Demo & Docs

User Guide | Installation Guide 


Live Demo

Frontend / Backend


Comes With

  • FREE lifetime functionality updates
  • FREE lifetime technical support
  • 100% open source

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Version: 1.0.10 (August 30, 2019)
    Bug fixes


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Version: 1.0.9 (July 1, 2019)
    Compatibility with Magento 2.3.2
    Version: 1.0.6 (April 17, 2019)
    Bug fixes
    Version: 1.0.4 (April 9, 2019)
    Compatibility with Magento 2.3.1
    Version: 1.0.3 (February 28, 2019)
    Fixes composer compatibility
    Version: 1.0.2 (January 22, 2019)
    Initial release


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