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I have changed my website's domain. For eg. www.abc.com to www.xyz.com. Now I want to set 301 redirect for www.abc.com to www.xyz.com.
I have checked Catalog > URL Rewrite Management.
Is that right way to do it? Or how can I do that redirect for the main URL from Magento backend.

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You can do this through your .htaccess file. Unfortunately, Magento does not have a built in functionality for redirecting root domains.

Add this to your .htaccess file. It will 301 redirect all requests from the old domain to the new one.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^old.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.old.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.new.com/$1 [L,R=301,NC]
  • How can i redirect my abc.com to www.abc.com by using 301 redirect – zus Feb 8 '18 at 11:07
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Best way will be you can do it is if you can access database.

UPDATE core_config_data SET value = "www.xyz.com/" WHERE value = "www.abc.com/"

Then delete your cache and session folder inside magento_root_folder/var

OR

If you can access your backend from your old URL then change Base URL in:

System > Configuration > General > Web > Unsecure
System > Configuration > General > Web > Secure

And clear your cache and session after it.

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