(Magento) On a category page I can filter products by other categories using the ?cat=... parameter. This works just fine (In combination with Amasty improved navigation). But I would like to make the URL SEO friendly. Now my URL looks like:



"brands" is a category containing subcategories for all my brands.

"sony" (example) is a sub category of "brands" containing all Sony products.

"cat 251" is a category named "cameras" with a different parent (so not a sub category of "brands" or "Sony")

This URL shows me all Sony camera's, so that's just fine. But I would the URL to be:

or if that is not possible something like:

I have no idea how to start. My approach was creating a module that triggers a URL rewrite as soon as the cat parameter exists. But I had no luck at all so far. So is this even possible? And if so, please point me into the right direction. Thanks!

2 Answers 2


There are one extension for it.

Layered Navigation SEO

Find Git hub link for that extension.

In your case you have to create custom route like Mage_Cms module.

Refer this Answer. Git module to start.

  • Thank you. I have no doubt this plugin works with a clean magento install. But as I mentioned I use Amasty Improved Navigation. Unfortunately these modules do not work together. Besides that, this module has way to many functions for what I need. I only need to rewrite ?cat=.
    – Tober
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 15:02
  • @Tober answer updated. Its not exact answer for you but can be helpful to start. Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 15:20
  • Thanks for the edit. I haven't implemented it yet, but I think this will help me a lot. If this (in a few days) turns out to be a good help/solution I'll accept your answer.
    – Tober
    Commented Nov 9, 2016 at 14:01

Depending on product and/or category fluctuation and/or their count, it might be easiest to insert rewrite (without redirection) rules (by code) for every possible category combination.

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