0

I have created an EAV entity (that represents the brand) which can be associated to a product as an attribute. Now, I would like to add the name of the brand to the product view URL. I would like something like this:

http://myhost.com/category-name/brand-name/product-name

Is there a way to extend the url rewrite for products view?

1

In order to create url key with "/" sign you need to override Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Url's formatUrlKey() method.
You can do it like so:

class Vendor_Module_Model_Catalog_Product_Url extends Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Url
{
    /**
     * Format Key for URL
     *
     * @param string $str
     * @return string
     */
    public function formatUrlKey($str)
    {      
        // added '/' character
        $urlKey = preg_replace('#[^0-9a-z\/.]+#i', '-', Mage::helper('catalog/product_url')->format($str));      
        $urlKey = strtolower($urlKey);
        $urlKey = trim($urlKey, '-');

        return $urlKey;
    }

}

You can override beforeSave() method of the Backend Model of Catalog Product Urlkey attribute as following:

class Vendor_Module_Model_Catalog_Product_Attribute_Backend_Urlkey
    extends Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Attribute_Backend_Urlkey 
{
    /**
     * Before save
     *
     * @param Varien_Object $object
     * @return Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Product_Attribute_Backend_Urlkey
     * @overridden
     */
    public function beforeSave($object)
    {
        $attributeName = $this->getAttribute()->getName();

        $urlKey = $object->getData($attributeName);
        if ($urlKey == '') {
            $urlKey = "{$object->getBrandName()}/{$object->getName()}";
        }
        $object->setData($attributeName, $object->formatUrlKey($urlKey));

        return $this;
    }

}

Now while product is being saved, if url key empty it will automatically create an 'brand-name/name' like url. If it comes to category name it is a matter of magento configuration to or not to add category name at the begining of URL address.


Alternatively check out this free extension, it does exactly what you require: https://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/custom-product-urls-seo.html

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.