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Permanently redirect a live top-level category to another live sub-category
 
jamesbarber
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Hi,

I would like to permanently redirect a live top-level category to another live sub-category.

I can get this working fine by setting up;

Under Catalog -> URL Rewrite Management, a ‘custom’ URL rewrite as a Permanent (301) redirect on the particular store view we would like, using the ID Path as the path to the category we want to redirect for example ‘category/21’, the Request Path as the URL key for the category we want to redirect, and then the Target Path as the sub-category we are redirecting to.

However this custom URL rewrite keeps getting overwritten by a “system” URL rewrite which just points the category back to itself, this happens when the catalog URL rewrite is re-indexed.

I have now been told that permanently redirecting a live top-level category to another live sub-category is impossible, you can only do this when a category has been disabled - is this correct? Or is it just the case that I need to follow slightly different steps to the above, or change a setting somewhere?

Just to add, we are using Magento Enterprise Edition.

Your advice would be most appreciated, thanks in advance!

James.

 
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jamesbarber
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Hi,

Would anyone be able to help me with this please?

Many thanks!

 
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mhannam
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I\’m having the exact same problem...the redirect that I create reverts back when the site is indexed.  Help!

 
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jamesbarber
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Hi,

I was just wondering whether anyone might be able to provide any advice or assistance with this issue please?

Thank you in advance.

 
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