I have recently upgraded Magento with the Latest Magento Now the issue is the URLS in older version are like


where the product is assgin to 3 different categories. But after upgrade and when i run the url_migration_to_1.13.php all the urls are updated and the new url are weird.

Some of the urls are like


My client do not want to lose any previous URLs from older Magento.

Can any one suggest me any idea?


  • did you ever manage to solve this issue? May 24, 2014 at 16:53
  • Nope , still waiting for some solutions. I reach out to Magento for the solution and they said , we need to remove the duplicate urls , May 26, 2014 at 10:38
  • AFAIR the migration script creates rewrites from the old URLs to the new ones.
    – Alex
    Jul 2, 2014 at 15:43

1 Answer 1


In admin panel, System->configuration->catalog(leftside)->catalog-> Search Engine Optimization , There is a field named as: Use Category Path for Product URL's. Make this option as "YES". Then it will display as previous with the category name also. Dont forget to Re-Index after making changes. Clear CACHE once your reindexing is successful..

  • Its already set to "Yes" and i already tried reindexing and cache is already disabled. WHen i look into some other product , i found its working for some of the product , but for some product its still showing the urls i mention in my post. The one which are showing with proper category/subcategory url are still having structure like categroy1/subcategory1/test-product-1.html category2/test-product1-1-395db788289ee286662bbcabe78d99da.html Apr 3, 2014 at 10:50
  • I found that there are some duplicate product urls and i am in progress to make it unique , but i want to know , do i also need to make it unique store wise , e.g for multi website , if the product url is abcd.html for one website do i need to change in my other website as well ? Apr 18, 2014 at 10:22
  • no. It is not required to change. If you want to change the url in the another store, you can also change Apr 18, 2014 at 11:53

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