How to create the category canonical url?

The system will take the category name and standardize it (no space, no accent, no special characters and no uppercase letter ).

Example: Category name : Clothing
Canonical URL:

There is a variable placed at the end of the URL (c102x2182867) and can’t be deleted or modified. This is essential for a smooth process.

When you add a category to your site, the corresponding canonical URL is automatically generated. It will integrate the category name with a specific syntax that is accepted by Google. The URL is optimised for better SEO before the category creation. However, Actinic lets you choose to modify the canonical URL if you want to optimize it by adding more relevant keywords than the default one.

 Canonical URL modification

You can modify or create a canonical URL by category from the [Commerce \ Category] Menu, “Edit properties” Tab, “SEO properties (HTML & META)“ Area:

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 Canonical URLs implementation

If canonical URLs were activated for your site from the beginning, these chapter does not concern you. There are used by default for the entire site.
Otherwise, it means that menu link or home page links to the database classical url. We recommend modify navigation behavior for each menu element and home page link to use the canonical URLs. For this, it is necessary to recreate the link to the item.

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