The easier a URL is to read for humans, the better it is for search engines, and the better ranking your store pages will get. Links for store pages used to be longer in Ecwid and included extra symbols, now they are short and consist of the names and IDs of respective products and categories:
In case your online store is installed on other platforms (e.g. Joomla, Adobe Muse) or a custom-made website, read on to learn how to manually enable clean URLs in your store.
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To enable clean URLs for your online store on Joomla:
- Make sure you have the latest version of Ecwid plugin for Joomla installed. SEO-friendly URLs were released in the plugin v.3.
- Go to Components → Ecwid → Advanced Settings in your Joomla admin area.
- Enable the option SEO friendly clean URLs:
If your store is installed on Adobe Muse website with the help of J-26 plugin, watch a short video guide explaining how to enable SEO-friendly URLs for your store pages in it:
If you are selling with Ecwid on a custom-made website, you can manually enable clean SEO URLs for your store. The process involves minor changes in your server configuration and Ecwid integration code. In case you are not sure how to perform them, please reach out to your website developer or site builder/hosting support for help.
In case you do not have access to the server to make the changes, you can have semi-clean URLs in your store (example.com/shop?store-page=My-Product-p123) by adding a few lines of a ready script above your Ecwid integration code.