I am adding product links to a CMS page using the "Catalog Product Link" widget feature. The inserted code looks like such:

{{widget type="catalog/product_widget_link" title="title" template="catalog/product/widget/link/link_block.phtml" id_path="product/99"}}

The links are display with the store code at the end, such as ?___store=default. How can I remove this extra part of the url from these particular links?

I've looked at catalog/product/widget/link/link_block.phtml but I don't see where it says to display ?___store=default anywhere in the code.

NOTE: Under Add Store Code to Urls in admin, the option is selected to NO.

2 Answers 2


If you want to remove the __store parameter you can override Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_Widget_Link block and write the following code.


class Custom_Catalog_Block_Product_Widget_Link
    extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_Widget_Link

     * Prepare url using passed id and return it
     * or return false if path was not found.
     * @return string|false
    public function getHref()
        $href = parent::getHref();

        if($href) {
            if (strpos($this->_href, "___store") !== false) {
                preg_match_all('/(&*)?(___store=[a-z0-9_]*)+(&*)/i', $href, $matches);
                if($matches[2] != null) {
                    $replaceMatch = $matches[2];
                    if($matches[1] != null || $matches[3] != null) {
                        $replaceMatch = $matches[0];
                $href = str_ireplace($replaceMatch, '', $href);
                $href = trim($href, '?');

        return $href;

The __store parameter is used to switch between the store and load the appropriate content from the store view. I don't see a real need for that here as Magento also provides store view switcher that does the same thing.


Ok found the link code was generated from


I changed line 100 to

$this->_href = $this->_href;

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